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Thomas Affleck

 (1740 - 1795)
Thomas Affleck was active/lived in Pennsylvania / England, Scotland.  Thomas Affleck is known for neo-classic cabinetmaker.

Biography   Thomas Affleck


An American cabinetmaker of Scottish birth, Thomas Afflect trained as a cabinetmaker in London. In 1763 John Penn, Governor of Pennsylvania, invited Affleck to Philadelphia, where the latter opened a shop on Second Street in the Society Hill area.  He made stylish mahogany furniture for the governor's mansion at Lansdowne, PA, and for many of the most prominent families in the city, including the Mifflins, the Whartons and the Chew family at Cliveden.

A Quaker and Loyalist, Affleck refused to participate in the Revolution (1775-83), and he was banished for several months to Virginia in 1777.  By the end of the war, however, he was the most prosperous cabinetmaker in the city.  His Loyalist sympathies seem to have been   ...  Displaying 750 of 1727 characters.

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