Classical splendor : painted furniture for a grand Philadelphia house

"This handsome book explores in depth a group of stunning painted and gilded furniture designed by the architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820), best known for originating the plans for the United States Capitol. The furniture was made in Philadelphia for one of the city's finest house...

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Main Authors: Kirtley, Alexandra Alevizatos, (Author), Olley, Peggy A., (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia : Philadelphia Museum of Art : in association with Yale University Press, 2016.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Place, Time, and Architecture: Materialized Memory and the Moment of Latrobe's Waln House / Jeffrey A. Cohen
  • Social Theater: Latrobe and the Walns Set the Stage
  • Executing the Design: Cabinetmaker John Aitken, Decorator George Bridport, and Upholsterer John Rea
  • The Vanguard of Classical Splendor: Impact and Epilogue
  • Catalogue of Furniture for the House of William and Mary Wilcocks Waln: In the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Notes
  • Checklist of the Exhibition
  • Chronology
  • Appendixes: The Insurance Surveys of 1824 and 1845; Inventory of the Personal Estate of George Bridport
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index of Architects, Designers, Makers, and Artists.