Period rooms in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996 - Architecture - 312 pages
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recreations intended to show related works of decorative art in an authentic setting - offer a beautifully photographed grand tour through the history of interiors. From a twelfth-century cloister from the Pyrenees to eighteenth-century French and English parlors and boudoirs to Colonial and early nineteenth-century American dining rooms and libraries, the Metropolitan's collection of period rooms offers a wealth of fine furniture and decorative elements. An introduction.

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CONTINENTAL EUROPE
17
ENGLAND
137
The Kirtlington Park Room
143
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Amelia Peck is Marcia F.Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was the author of the original edition of American Quilts & Coverlets in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and has written several titles on historical architecture, including CANDACE WHEELER: THE ART AND ENTERPRISE OF AMERICAN DESIGN, 1875-1900 (2001) and PERIOD ROOMS IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (2004).

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