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Curator of modern art Jared Goss finds the chic and non-chic in art history.

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  • Jared Goss
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  • Dressing table  |  ca. 1925  |  Armand-Albert Rateau (French)  |  Bronze, basalt, mirror glass  |  Purchase, Edward C. Moore, Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.169)
    7511024
  • Landscape with Perseus and Andromeda: From the "Mythological Room" of the Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase  |  last decade of 1st century b.c.; Augustan  |  Roman  |  Wall painting; Fresco  |  Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.192.16)
    6481024
  • Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer  |  3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Greek  |  Bronze  |  Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
    6611024
  • Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer  |  3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Greek  |  Bronze  |  Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
    6671024
  • Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer  |  3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic  |  Greek  |  Bronze  |  Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
    5651024
  • Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough, and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956)  |  1906  |  Giovanni Boldini (Italian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Gift of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1946 (47.71)
    7871024
  • The Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo, 1826–1920, Condesa de Teba)  |  1854  |  Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Fr[?] Winterhalter Paris 1854  |  Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978 (1978.403)
    8171024
  • Fantastic Landscape  |  probably 1760s  |  Francesco Guardi (Italian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Rogers Fund, 1941 (41.80)
    1280752
  • Piazza San Marco  |  late 1720s  |  Canaletto (Italian)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1988 (1988.162)
    1280779
  • Artificial Rock #10  |  2001  |  Zhan Wang (Chinese)  |  China  |  Stainless steel; edition of 8  |  Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c)  |  © Zhan Wang
    6591024
  • Mezzetin  |  ca. 1718–20  |  Jean Antoine Watteau (French)  |  Oil on canvas  |  Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)
    8011024
  • Fragment of the face of a queen  |  New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 b.c.  |  Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten); inc. el-Hagg Qandil  |  Yellow jasper  |  Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1396)
    10961024
  • Flask in the shape of a mango  |  mid-17th century  |  India  |  Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds  |  Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1993 (1993.18)
    8161024
  • Lion and Lioness  |  ca. 1732  |  Model attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German)  |  German (Meissen)  |  Hard-paste porcelain  |  Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, 1988 (1988.294.1,.2)
    1280487
  • Terracotta amphora with lid (jar)  |  4th century b.c.; Late Classical  |  Greek, Attic  |  Terracotta; black-glaze  |  Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.169a, b)
    6201024
  • Lady's Desk  |  ca. 1923  |  Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French)  |  Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf  |  Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174)
    8531024
  • Lady's Desk  |  ca. 1923  |  Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French)  |  Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf  |  Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174)
    8581024
  • Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx  |  ca. 380-360 b.c.; Late Classical  |  Greek, Attic  |  Wood, vellum  |  Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.180)
    7251024
  • Aquamanile in the Form of a Unicorn  |  ca. 1425–50  |  German (Nuremberg)  |  Copper alloy  |  Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1493)
    9681024
  • Virgin and Child in Majesty  |  1150–1200  |  French; Made in Auvergne  |  Walnut with paint, gesso, and linen  |  Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194)
    5681024
  • Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)  |  late 5th century b.c.; Classical  |  Attributed to Class W: The Persian Class of Head Vases  |  Greek, Attic  |  Terracotta; red-figure  |  Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.64)
    8241024
  • Room from the Powel House  |  1765–66; remodeled 1769–71  |  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  |  Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.87.1–.4)
    10141024
  • Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota  |  1912–14  |  Frank Lloyd Wright (American)  |  Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Bequest, 1972  |  (1972.60.1)
    1280983
  • Side Chair  |  1815–20  |  Attributed to John and Hugh Finlay (American)  |  Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Maryland  |  Maple  |  Purchase, Mrs. Paul Moore Gift, 1965 (65.167.9)
    8341024
  • "Klismos" Chair  |  ca. 1937  |  Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (American, born England): Manufacturer: Peterson Studios  |  Wood, vellum  |  Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.207)
    8561024
  • Jared Goss
    1280852
  • My name is Jared Goss and I'm a curator in the modern art department, and my topic is "Chic."

  • I see this word being used time and time again, and yet no one seems to really be able to define what it means. I think everybody

  • loves chic things. I think everybody has a different idea of what that word means. If you look it up in the dictionary

  • it is defined as, "being fashionable," and I think that's a completely useless definition.

  • Something from classical antiquity can be enormously chic, but yet I don't think that classical antiquity is in fashion at the moment.

  • Chicness is a completely subjective term, really it's a question of one's personal taste.

  • The Boldini portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her neck is totally bizarrely proportioned, and I think that's what gives it a great deal of its stylishness. And there's an air of nonchalance about it that to me makes it chic. On the other hand

  • the portrait of Empress Eugenie, she's dressed up to look like Marie Antoinette. She isn't Marie Antoinette, she wants to be Marie Antoinette, it's a picture that strives, and it's sort of like Elizabeth Taylor dressed up as Cleopatra.

  • The Guardi is pure fantasy. No place could be as chic as the landscape here. It could only exist as an atmospheric creation.

  • The Canaletto is almost like a photographic recreation. There's no imagination, it's a very prosaic image.

  • It's all about this veneer of perfection. Inventiveness is a quality of chic. Virtuosity is often characteristic.

  • I think the Watteau is painted with enormous virtuosity, but it's a throwaway virtuosity, you're not aware of technique when you look at it.

  • Certain materials are chicer than others. Obscure materials like jasper, like alabaster

  • like rock crystal. And who would ever think to make

  • the king of the jungle out of delicate porcelain. Chic things at their best are

  • very understated. I particularly am drawn to classical urns. This one is especially beautiful because of its simplicity. It doesn't have athletes running all over it, but it's got this beautiful attenuated shape.

  • Lady's Desk by E.-J.Ruhlmann, looks like, if you actually sat down to pen a letter on it, the legs would snap off.

  • This is a very perverse object, it really was created solely for its decorative effect.

  • I'm obsessed with mythological creatures—the sphinx, the chimera, the griffin—but there's certain mythological creatures that are decidedly not chic.

  • Dragons, unicorns, maybe they're geek chic, I don't know. I can't explain why unicorns aren't chic, but they're just not.

  • Devotional objects are rarely chic. They are designed with a specific purpose in mind and as a result they really shouldn't be chic.

  • Cult objects are inherently chic. There's something about it that makes it have a very special and somewhat limited appeal to a certain audience.

  • It's a bit of an anomaly for a museum to have a room like this. It's a complete creation of the curators who put it together. Visitors who came to the Museum could look at that room and say, "This is the way our ancestors lived, wasn't it glorious, wasn't it grand," when in fact they lived in comparative squalor. I love the craziness of this totally fake vision of the past.

  • The Frank Lloyd Wright room is not chic, because everything about this room is founded on the basis of earnestness, truth to materials, simplicity of construction. It's in-your-face integrity.

  • Of course, I think everybody wants to be chic. I don't think that I necessarily want to find myself surrounded by fashion magazine portrayals of chic. It has

  • to be effortless. It has to be unsought. It just has to be.

  • And some things have it, some things haven't got it.

  • 25.169
    Dressing table, ca. 1925, Armand-Albert Rateau (French), Bronze, basalt, mirror glass Purchase, Edward C. Moore, Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.169)
  • 20.192.16
    Landscape with Perseus and Andromeda: From the "Mythological Room" of the Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase, last decade of 1st century b.c.; Augustan, Roman, Wall painting; Fresco Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.192.16)
  • 1972.118.95
    Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer, 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Bronze Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
  • 47.71
    Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough, and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956), 1906, Giovanni Boldini (Italian), Oil on canvas Gift of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1946 (47.71)
  • 1978.403
    The Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo, 1826–1920, Condesa de Teba), 1854, Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German), Oil on canvas, Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Fr[?] Winterhalter Paris 1854 Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978 (1978.403)
  • 41.80
    Fantastic Landscape, probably 1760s, Francesco Guardi (Italian), Oil on canvas Rogers Fund, 1941 (41.80)
  • 1988.162
    Piazza San Marco, late 1720s, Canaletto (Italian), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1988 (1988.162)
  • 2006.244a-c
    Artificial Rock #10, 2001, Zhan Wang (Chinese), China, Stainless steel; edition of 8 Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c) © Zhan Wang
  • 34.138
    Mezzetin, ca. 1718–20, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Oil on canvas Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)
  • 26.7.1396
    Fragment of the face of a queen, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 b.c., Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten); inc. el-Hagg Qandil, Yellow jasper Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1396)
  • 1993.18
    Flask in the shape of a mango, mid-17th century, India, Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1993 (1993.18)
  • 1988.294.1,.2
    Lion and Lioness, ca. 1732, Model attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German), German (Meissen), Hard-paste porcelain Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, 1988 (1988.294.1,.2)
  • 15.169a,b
    Terracotta amphora with lid (jar), 4th century b.c.; Late Classical, Greek, Attic, Terracotta; black-glaze Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.169a, b)
  • 23.174
    Lady's Desk, ca. 1923, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174)
  • 06.1021.180
    Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx, ca. 380-360 b.c.; Late Classical, Greek, Attic, Wood, vellum Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.180)
  • 64.101.1493
    Aquamanile in the Form of a Unicorn, ca. 1425–50, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1493)
  • 16.32.194
    Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1150–1200, French; Made in Auvergne, Walnut with paint, gesso, and linen Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194)
  • 21.88.64
    Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles), late 5th century b.c.; Classical, Attributed to Class W: The Persian Class of Head Vases, Greek, Attic, Terracotta; red-figure Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.64)
  • 18.87.1-.4
    Room from the Powel House, 1765–66; remodeled 1769–71, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.87.1–.4)
  • 1972.60.1
    Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota, 1912–14, Frank Lloyd Wright (American) Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Bequest, 1972, (1972.60.1)
  • 65.167.9
    Side Chair, 1815–20, Attributed to John and Hugh Finlay (American), Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Maryland, Maple Purchase, Mrs. Paul Moore Gift, 1965 (65.167.9)
  • 2001.207
    "Klismos" Chair, ca. 1937, Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (American, born England): Manufacturer: Peterson Studios, Wood, vellum Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.207)
  • Dressing table, ca. 1925, Armand-Albert Rateau (French), Bronze, basalt, mirror glass Purchase, Edward C. Moore, Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.169)
    Landscape with Perseus and Andromeda: From the "Mythological Room" of the Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase, last decade of 1st century b.c.; Augustan, Roman, Wall painting; Fresco Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.192.16)
    Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer, 3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic, Greek, Bronze Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
    Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough, and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956), 1906, Giovanni Boldini (Italian), Oil on canvas Gift of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1946 (47.71)
    The Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo, 1826–1920, Condesa de Teba), 1854, Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German), Oil on canvas, Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Fr[?] Winterhalter Paris 1854 Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978 (1978.403)
    Fantastic Landscape, probably 1760s, Francesco Guardi (Italian), Oil on canvas Rogers Fund, 1941 (41.80)
    Piazza San Marco, late 1720s, Canaletto (Italian), Oil on canvas Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1988 (1988.162)
    Artificial Rock #10, 2001, Zhan Wang (Chinese), China, Stainless steel; edition of 8 Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c) © Zhan Wang
    Mezzetin, ca. 1718–20, Jean Antoine Watteau (French), Oil on canvas Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)
    Fragment of the face of a queen, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 b.c., Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten); inc. el-Hagg Qandil, Yellow jasper Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1396)
    Flask in the shape of a mango, mid-17th century, India, Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1993 (1993.18)
    Lion and Lioness, ca. 1732, Model attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German), German (Meissen), Hard-paste porcelain Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, 1988 (1988.294.1,.2)
    Terracotta amphora with lid (jar), 4th century b.c.; Late Classical, Greek, Attic, Terracotta; black-glaze Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.169a, b)
    Lady's Desk, ca. 1923, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174)
    Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx, ca. 380-360 b.c.; Late Classical, Greek, Attic, Wood, vellum Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.180)
    Aquamanile in the Form of a Unicorn, ca. 1425–50, German (Nuremberg), Copper alloy Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1493)
    Virgin and Child in Majesty, 1150–1200, French; Made in Auvergne, Walnut with paint, gesso, and linen Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194)
    Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles), late 5th century b.c.; Classical, Attributed to Class W: The Persian Class of Head Vases, Greek, Attic, Terracotta; red-figure Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.64)
    Room from the Powel House, 1765–66; remodeled 1769–71, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.87.1–.4)
    Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota, 1912–14, Frank Lloyd Wright (American) Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Bequest, 1972, (1972.60.1)
    Side Chair, 1815–20, Attributed to John and Hugh Finlay (American), Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Maryland, Maple Purchase, Mrs. Paul Moore Gift, 1965 (65.167.9)
    "Klismos" Chair, ca. 1937, Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (American, born England): Manufacturer: Peterson Studios, Wood, vellum Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.207)
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    Works of art in order of appearance

    Last Updated: August 19, 2013. Not all works of art in the Museum's collection may be on view on a particular day. For the most accurate location information, please check this page on the day of your visit.

    Dressing table
    ca. 1925
    Armand-Albert Rateau (French)
    Bronze, basalt, mirror glass
    Purchase, Edward C. Moore, Jr. Gift, 1925 (25.169)
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    Landscape with Perseus and Andromeda: From the "Mythological Room" of the Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase
    last decade of 1st century b.c.; Augustan
    Roman
    Wall painting; Fresco
    Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.192.16)
    On view: Gallery 166
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Statuette of a veiled and masked dancer
    3rd–2nd century b.c.; Hellenistic
    Greek
    Bronze
    Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 (1972.118.95)
    On view: Gallery 163
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Consuelo Vanderbilt (1876–1964), Duchess of Marlborough, and Her Son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill (1898–1956)
    1906
    Giovanni Boldini (Italian)
    Oil on canvas
    Gift of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1946 (47.71)
    Not on view
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    The Empress Eugénie (Eugénie de Montijo, 1826–1920, Condesa de Teba)
    1854
    Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German)
    Oil on canvas
    Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Fr[?] Winterhalter Paris 1854
    Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978 (1978.403)
    Not on view
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Fantastic Landscape
    probably 1760s
    Francesco Guardi (Italian)
    Oil on canvas
    Rogers Fund, 1941 (41.80)
    On view: Gallery 619
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Piazza San Marco
    late 1720s
    Canaletto (Italian)
    Oil on canvas
    Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1988 (1988.162)
    On view: Gallery 619
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Artificial Rock #10
    2001
    Zhan Wang (Chinese)
    China
    Stainless steel; edition of 8
    Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.244a–c)
    © Zhan Wang
    Not on view
    Asian ArtSecond Floor
    Mezzetin
    ca. 1718–20
    Jean Antoine Watteau (French)
    Oil on canvas
    Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)
    On view: Gallery 616
    European PaintingsSecond Floor
    Fragment of the face of a queen
    New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 b.c.
    Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten); inc. el-Hagg Qandil
    Yellow jasper
    Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1396)
    On view: Gallery 121
    Egyptian ArtFirst Floor
    Flask in the shape of a mango
    mid-17th century
    India
    Rock crystal with insets of gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds
    Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1993 (1993.18)
    On view: Gallery 463
    Islamic ArtSecond Floor
    Lion and Lioness
    ca. 1732
    Model attributed to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner (German)
    German (Meissen)
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, 1988 (1988.294.1,.2)
    On view: Gallery 533
    European Sculpture and Decorative ArtsFirst Floor
    Terracotta amphora with lid (jar)
    4th century b.c.; Late Classical
    Greek, Attic
    Terracotta; black-glaze
    Rogers Fund, 1915 (15.169a, b)
    Not on view
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Lady's Desk
    ca. 1923
    Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French)
    Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf
    Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174)
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor
    Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx
    ca. 380-360 b.c.; Late Classical
    Greek, Attic
    Wood, vellum
    Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1021.180)
    On view: Gallery 171
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Aquamanile in the Form of a Unicorn
    ca. 1425–50
    German (Nuremberg)
    Copper alloy
    Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964 (64.101.1493)
    Not on view
    Medieval Art and The CloistersFirst Floor
    Virgin and Child in Majesty
    1150–1200
    French; Made in Auvergne
    Walnut with paint, gesso, and linen
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916 (16.32.194)
    On view: Gallery 304
    Medieval Art and The CloistersFirst Floor
    Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles)
    late 5th century b.c.; Classical
    Attributed to Class W: The Persian Class of Head Vases
    Greek, Attic
    Terracotta; red-figure
    Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.88.64)
    On view: Gallery 171
    Greek and Roman ArtFirst Floor and Mezzanine
    Room from the Powel House
    1765–66; remodeled 1769–71
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Rogers Fund, 1918 (18.87.1–.4)
    On view: Gallery 722
    American Decorative ArtsFirst and Second Floors
    Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota
    1912–14
    Frank Lloyd Wright (American)
    Purchase, Emily Crane Chadbourne Bequest, 1972 (1972.60.1)
    Not on view
    American Decorative ArtsFirst and Second Floors
    Side Chair
    1815–20
    Attributed to John and Hugh Finlay (American)
    Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore, Maryland
    Maple
    Purchase, Mrs. Paul Moore Gift, 1965 (65.167.9)
    On view: Gallery 733
    American Decorative ArtsFirst and Second Floors
    "Klismos" Chair
    ca. 1937
    Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (American, born England): Manufacturer: Peterson Studios
    Wood, vellum
    Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 2001 (2001.207)
    Not on view
    Modern and Contemporary ArtSecond Floor

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