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Facade pattern of American art wing of Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Gallery of early American furniture & decorative arts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dressing box from Newbury, MA atop chest from Danvers or Topsfield, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Facade pattern of American art wing of Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Museum of Fine Arts (1909). Boston, MA. Architect: Guy Lowell.Gallery of early American furniture & decorative arts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dressing box (c1690-5) from Newbury, MA atop chest (c1669-1700) from Danvers or Topsfield, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Case of boxes atop chest of drawers both by Ralph Mason & Henry Messenger of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cupboard from Newbury area of Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Detail of chest of drawers from Hampshire County, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Box by Thomas Dennis of Ipswich, MA atop cupboard from Essex County, MA with pewter charger prob. from Scotland at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Case of boxes (c1660-99) atop chest of drawers (c1640-70) both by Ralph Mason & Henry Messenger of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cupboard (c1685-90) from Newbury area of Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Detail of chest of drawers (1699) from Hampshire County, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Box (c1680-99) by Thomas Dennis of Ipswich, MA atop cupboard (c1680-90) from Essex County, MA with pewter charger (c1650-70) prob. from Scotland at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Cupboard from Weathersfield, CT at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cupboard from Duxbury, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest of drawers by James Symonds or Samuel Symonds of Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest of drawers possibly by John Pease, Jr. of Endfield, CT under earthenware disk from England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Cupboard (c1675-99) from Weathersfield, CT at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Cupboard (c1650-99) from Duxbury, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest of drawers (c1680-1710) by James Symonds or Samuel Symonds of Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest of drawers (c1714) possibly by John Pease, Jr. of Endfield, CT under earthenware disk (c1690) from England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chest on chest from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers probably from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase with bombé profile by George Bright of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chest on chest (c1715-25) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers (c1700-20) probably from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase (c1715-20) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase with bombé profile (c1770-5) by George Bright of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chest of drawers with bombé profile from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Japanned high chest of drawers from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Clothespress from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest on chest with bombé profile by John Cogswell of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chest of drawers with bombé profile (c1760) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Japanned high chest of drawers (c1730-40) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Clothespress (c1740-50) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chest on chest with bombé profile (c1782) by John Cogswell of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Oak cradle from England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Table from New York with two Turkey-work chairs from England plus stool from Danbury, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side chair & tea table both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Card table from Boston, MA with English silver candlesticks at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Oak cradle (c1650-99) from England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Table (c1680-99) from New York with two Turkey-work chairs (c1675 & 1700) from England plus stool (c1650-99) from Danbury, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side chair (c1765-85) & tea table (c1750-5) both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Card table (c1730-59) from Boston, MA with English silver candlesticks at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Marble table from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Game & work table from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Square piano by Benjamin Crehore of Milton, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard by William Hook of Salem, MA with pair of knife boxes from Philadelphia, PA under portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Russell by John Trumbull at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Marble table (c1760) from New York City with Chinese export punch bowl (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Game & work table (c1820-30) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Square piano (c1800) by Benjamin Crehore of Milton, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard (c1808) by William Hook of Salem, MA with pair of knife boxes (c1790-99) from Philadelphia, PA under portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Russell (1793) by John Trumbull at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Sideboard from Baltimore, MD at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Secretary & bookcase from Boston or Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of early American furniture in Pennsylvania styles at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers by John Townsend of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Sideboard (c1790-1810) from Baltimore, MD at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Secretary & bookcase (c1790-1800) from Boston or Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of early American furniture in Pennsylvania styles at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers (c1756-59) by John Townsend of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Desk & bookcase from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers from Philadelphia plus early looking glasses, chairs & tilt-top table from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase plus two chests of drawers all from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Display of early American chests & desks showing variety of shapes mostly from Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Desk & bookcase (c1755-70) from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.High chest of drawers (c1760-70) from Philadelphia plus early looking glasses, chairs & tilt-top table from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase (c1765-85) plus two chests of drawers (c1760-75) all from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Display of early American chests & desks showing variety of shapes (c1760-1800) mostly from Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Gallery of early American furniture & paintings at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Secretary by Thomas Day of Milton, NC at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Great chair from Plymouth, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Great chair from Hingham, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Gallery of early American furniture & paintings at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Secretary (1841) by Thomas Day of Milton, NC at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Great chair (c1640-60) from Plymouth, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Great chair (c1635-85) from Hingham, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Windsor armchairs attrib. Henry Bacon of Providence, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Comparison collection of early American side chairs at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.English chair shows shorter & wider dimensions with crisper carvings at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Philadelphia chair is taller & narrower than London chairs, elaborate carvings & squeezed ball in foot talons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Windsor armchairs (c1780-1810) attrib. Henry Bacon of Providence, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Comparison collection of early American side chairs at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.English chair (c1755) shows shorter & wider dimensions with crisper carvings at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Philadelphia chair (1760-75) is taller & narrower than London chairs, elaborate carvings & squeezed ball in foot talons at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
New York chair shows gadrooning across front, thick & heavy proportions, square claw & ball foot & carved tassel at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Boston chair shows owl-like eyes on back, stretcher between slender legs, & long talons on ball foot at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Portsmouth, NH chair shows batman back, tiny feet & carved shell on crest rail at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Weathersfield, CT chair shows slender back splat & rear posts, pointed knee brackets & pad feet at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
New York chair (c1760) shows gadrooning across front, thick & heavy proportions, square claw & ball foot & carved tassel at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Boston chair (c1779-90) shows owl-like eyes on back, stretcher between slender legs, & long talons on ball foot at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Portsmouth, NH chair (1730s or 40s) shows batman back, tiny feet & carved shell on crest rail at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Weathersfield, CT chair (c1740-60) shows slender back splat & rear posts, pointed knee brackets & pad feet at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Venezuela chair shows curved rear posts & unique feet at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Barbados chair show its own style at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Painted side chair possibly from Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Double-chairback settee from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Venezuela chair (1750-1800) shows curved rear posts & unique feet at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Barbados chair (c1780) show its own style at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Painted side chair (c1795-99) possibly from Salem, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Double-chairback settee (c1770-80) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Combination patented library steps which folds into a chair by Augustus Eliaers of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side chair by Herter Brothers of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rocking chair & side chair both by George Hunzinger of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Antique American furniture at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Combination patented library steps which folds into a chair (c1854-60) by Augustus Eliaers of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Side chair (c1880) by Herter Brothers of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rocking chair (c1880) & side chair (c1870) both by George Hunzinger of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Antique American furniture at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Wall from Shumway house of Fiskdale, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Painted chests of drawers under portraits by William Jennys at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorway from Samuel Colton house of Longmeadow, MA by John Steele, Jr. & Oliver Eason at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorway from Sparhawk house of Kittery, ME at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Wall from Shumway house (c1780-85) of Fiskdale, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Painted chests of drawers (c1710-30 & 1695-1700) under portraits (1803) by William Jennys at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorway (1754) from Samuel Colton house of Longmeadow, MA by John Steele, Jr. & Oliver Eason at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorway (1742) from Sparhawk house of Kittery, ME at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Room from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Room from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Looking glass from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Room from Georg Jaffrey House of Portsmouth, NH at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Room from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Room from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Looking glass (1800-10) from Shepard House of Bath, ME with original wallpaper at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Room (c1730) from Georg Jaffrey House of Portsmouth, NH at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Dining room from Oak Hill of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Oak Hill dining room table setting at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Parlor from Oak Hill house of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pier table by Thomas Seymour of Boston, MA under looking glass by John Doggett in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Dining room (c1800) from Oak Hill of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Oak Hill dining room table setting at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Parlor (c1800) from Oak Hill house of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pier table (c1804-9) by Thomas Seymour of Boston, MA under looking glass (c1800-10) by John Doggett in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Looking glass in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sofa, arm chairs & other furniture pieces with makers like Samuel McIntire, John Seymour & Thomas Seymour in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorframe interior from Oak Hill of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Parlor from Roswell Gleason House of Dorchester, MA with sofa & chairs & center table plus Étagère by George Croome of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Looking glass (c1800) in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sofa, arm chairs & other furniture pieces (18th C) with makers like Samuel McIntire, John Seymour & Thomas Seymour in Oak Hill parlor room at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Doorframe interior (c1800) from Oak Hill of Peabody, MA by Samuel McIntire at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Parlor (c1840) from Roswell Gleason House of Dorchester, MA with sofa & chairs (c1850-70) & center table (c1849) plus Étagère (1861-5) by George Croome of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Dining room from Roswell Gleason House of Dorchester, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Two painted chests with drawers from NY or PA & from Northern New England emulating expensive inlaid wood under portrait at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard carved with symbols of hunt & harvest by Ignatius Lutz of Philadelphia, PA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Reed organ by J. Estey Co. of Brattleboro, VT at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Dining room (c1840) from Roswell Gleason House of Dorchester, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Two painted chests with drawers (c1840-60) from NY or PA & (1830-50) from Northern New England emulating expensive inlaid wood under portrait at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard carved with symbols of hunt & harvest (c1850-60) by Ignatius Lutz of Philadelphia, PA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Reed organ (c1878) by J. Estey Co. of Brattleboro, VT at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Victorian furniture & decorative arts from Aesthetic period at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fan painted with figures from child's book by George Keiswetter for Hunt & Allen fan co. of Weymouth Landing, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Folding screen by Brainerd Bliss Thresher of Dayton, OH & vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard by Herter Brothers of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Victorian furniture & decorative arts from Aesthetic period at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fan painted with figures from child's book (c1879-85) by George Keiswetter for Hunt & Allen fan co. of Weymouth Landing, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Folding screen (c1890-99) by Brainerd Bliss Thresher of Dayton, OH & vase (1900-10) by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Sideboard (c1880) by Herter Brothers of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Aesthetic period Victorian art at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pavane painting by Edwin Austin Abbey on fireplace created from various parts to capture spirit of original setting at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Bench for Woburn Public Library by Henry Hobson Richardson made by Irving & Casson of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-back side chair for Warren Hickox House of Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright made by John W. Ayers & Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Aesthetic period Victorian art at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pavane painting (1897) by Edwin Austin Abbey on fireplace created from various parts to capture spirit of original setting at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Bench for Woburn Public Library by Henry Hobson Richardson made by Irving & Casson of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-back side chair (1900) for Warren Hickox House of Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright made by John W. Ayers & Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Arts & crafts gallery at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Overmantel for James A. Culbertson House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dining chair for William R. Thorsen House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Hall chair for Dr. William T. Bolton House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Arts & crafts gallery at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Overmantel for James A. Culbertson House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene (brothers Charles & Henry) made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dining chair for William R. Thorsen House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene (brothers Charles & Henry) made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Hall chair for Dr. William T. Bolton House of Pasadena, CA by Greene & Greene (brothers Charles & Henry) made by Hall Manuf. Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Music cabinet attrib. to Harvey Ellis of Gustav Stickley & Craftsman Workshop of NY at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Copper & iron coal bucket by Gustav Stickley & Craftsman Workshop of NY at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase by Paul Theodore Frankl of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of modern chairs at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Music cabinet (c1903-4) attrib. to Harvey Ellis of Gustav Stickley & Craftsman Workshop of NY at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Copper & iron coal bucket (c1905) by Gustav Stickley & Craftsman Workshop of NY at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase (1928) by Paul Theodore Frankl of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of modern chairs at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chairs by Vladimir Kagan & Eero Saarinen in modern art display at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Lounge chair & ottoman by Charles Eames at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chairs by Kem Weber in Art Moderne display at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Girandole Clock with Aurora decoration by Lemuel Curtis of Concord, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Chairs by Vladimir Kagan (1955) & Eero Saarinen (1948) in modern art display at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Lounge chair & ottoman (1956) by Charles Eames at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Chairs (1928-35) by Kem Weber in Art Moderne display at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Girandole Clock with Aurora decoration (c1816-21) by Lemuel Curtis of Concord, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Girandole Clock with marriage decoration by Lemuel Curtis of Concord, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock by John Townsend of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock by William Claggett of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock by Joseph Windmills of London, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Girandole Clock with marriage decoration (c1816-21) by Lemuel Curtis of Concord, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock (1770-99) by John Townsend of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock (1720-30) by William Claggett of Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tall-case Clock (1700-7) by Joseph Windmills of London, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Fireboard probably from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.


Fireboard (1810-40) probably from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.



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