American Furniture, 1650–1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the first publication dedicated to one of the finest collections of its type in the country. Best known for furniture by artisans from Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania, the museum’s collection includes significant examples from cities and regions farther afield. Interpretive texts for each work focus on design sources, showing how early American furniture participated in an international visual language.
About the author: Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley is the Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Author: Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley
- Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2020
- 336 pages, 11" x 9"
- 325 color and black and white illustrations
- ISBN: 9780876332962