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Joseph Barry

 (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 1833. (2)

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."

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