Samuel McIntire was a Salem architect and furniture maker active during the late 18th and early 19th century. One of the predominate Salem architects of his day, he designed Hamilton Hall, the Gardner-Pingree House, the Peirce-Nichols House, and many other public and private buildings. The furniture crafted by McIntire is considered to be among the best examples of the Federalist style.
The papers digitized in this collection represent only a portion of the holdings related to McIntire collected by the Phillips Library. They contain architecture plans and furniture illustrations created by McIntire and his associates.
Image source: Attributed to Samuel Blyth (American, 1744-1795) Portrait of Samuel McIntire, about 1782 Pastel on paper Gift of the Estate of Mr. George W. Low, 1938 123420 Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum
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