American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Late by N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, Morrison H.

By N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, Morrison H. Heckscher, Mary-Alice Rogers

Right here finally is the booklet that files The Metropolitan Museum of Arts superlative choice of past due colonial furnishings. This complete catalogue—prodigiously researched and gloriously illustrated—presents 213 of the best items within the Museums American Wing. those masterpieces of eighteenth-century furnishings are totally defined and regarded in mild of comparative items from collections around the kingdom. for each item the writer provides particular information regarding provenance, building, , inscriptions if any, dimensions, and fabrics. the amount will stand because the crucial sourcebook for creditors and a travel de strength of scholarship within the box.

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