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Posted 05/08/09

Japanned furniture: global objects in provincial America

May 2009 |It reminds us that the provincial society of early America was not so provincial after all. Residents in Boston and the other important colonial ports, such as Salem, Newport, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston, were all part of a global circulation of goods and people.

Posted 05/08/09

Kem Weber and the rise of modern design in Southern California

May 2009 | Kem Weber and the rise of modern design in Southern California

Posted 05/08/09

The American Campeche chair

May 2009 | Invented in ancient Rome, the Campeche chair was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson during the American neoclassical period and still serves as a symbol of political power

Posted 05/08/09

The American Wing gets ready to soar

May 2009 | Emerging from a much-needed remake, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American decorative arts galleries and period rooms shine as never before and reflect their ascendance in the museum’s cultural hierarchy

Posted 04/09/09

Living with antiques: Shaker

A family follows the Shaker spirit in assembling a collection of furniture

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