(1757 - 1838)
Joseph Barry was active/lived in Pennsylvania, South Carolina. Joseph Barry is known for cabinetmaker; fine craftsmanship.
Biography Joseph Barry
Born in Dublin, Joseph Barry trained there and in London as a skilled
cabinetmaker. About 1794 he arrived in Philadelphia, where there
existed a promising market for an ambitious furniture craftsman.
(1) Barry appears first in the Philadelphia directory in 1794 as
a partner with Alexander Calder, and by 1797, he is using his own name
at a shop on South Second Street, a business that was maintained until
In 1812 Barry advertised that he both made and has in his "ware-rooms a
variety of the newest and most fashionable Cabinet Furniture, superbly
finished in the rich Egyptian and Gothic style, which [he] will dispose
of on the most reasonable terms."
Indeed, with an established reputation and cl
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