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    Furnishing the Nation

    Side chair, Philadelphia, 1810–20, mahogany with mahogany and rosewood veneers and
ebony inlay, brass, 33 1⁄4 x 19 x 23 1/8 inches.

    The Kaufman Collection of American antiques, now on view at the National Gallery, chronicles the evolution of taste, technique, and creativity in a young country. Continue reading

    The Lalique Mystique

    René Lalique, Illuminated Surtout de table, Oiseau de Feu (Firebird), R. Lalique et Cie., circa 1922, mold-pressed, acid-etched intaglio design, 42.2 cm.

    French designer-entrepreneur René Lalique was a wizard who could make glass do just about anything—and die-hard devotees of his works will do just about anything to get them. Continue reading

    One Piece at a Time

    Wendell Castle, oak sleigh chair with hard leather sling seat, 1963

    The craftsmen of the studio furniture movement have always been American originals, working independently of each other, following their own visions, making everything by hand. Continue reading

    Fiber Optics

    Katherine Knauer, Solar City, 2011, 86 x 86 in.

    With new techniques and materials available, quilters are creating ambitious fabric artworks that can hang next to any painting. Continue reading