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Sofa, 1808
Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American (born England)
Gessoed and painted tulipwood and maple with gilt decoration; caning
33 1/2 inches x 8 feet 7 inches x 24 3/4 inches (85.1 x 261.6 x 62.9 cm) Seat: 14 x 73 x 24 inches (35.6 x 185.4 x 61 cm)
Purchased with the gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Alex Simpson, Jr., and A. Carson Simpson, and with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Raley and various donors, 1986
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Federal Philadelphia, 1785-1825: The Athens of the Western World
July 5, 1987 - September 20, 1987
The high level of artistic achievement which occurred in Philadelphia in the years following the American Revolution will be revealed in a major exhibition of furniture, silver, costumes, paintings, and architectural elements at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition which is made possible by the IBM Corporation, is part of the national celebration of the bicentennial of the Constitution and will be a highlight of Philadelphia's Freedom Festival.


Beatrice B. Garvan
Darrel Sewell


Special Exhibitions Galleries, first floor

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