John Maene was a nationally known carver in stone and wood. He came to Rose Valley in 1902 to be the foreman and head carver for the Furniture Shop. Many of his stone figures can be seen on buildings at Princeton, Wellesley, and the University of Pennsylvania. He carved the figures over the choir stalls at Valley Forge Chapel. His carvings were also at San Simion and the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Source: Exhibition of Rose Valley Art and Handicrafts 2001
History of Rose Valley, vol.1