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Part of The American Wing
Charles-Honoré Lannuier (1779–1819)
Date: 1817Accession Number: 1995.377.1
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Date: ca. 1810–20Accession Number: 60.4.1
Date: ca. 1825–30Accession Number: 1999.126
Manufactured by Marc Schoelcher (established 1798–1834)
Date: ca. 1815–20Accession Number: 1999.191.1
Date: 1791–1818Accession Number: 60.4.2
Date: 1791–1818Accession Number: 60.4.4
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One of the most spectacular rooms in the American Wing, endowed in memory of Annie Laurie Aitken, the Richmond Room offers a glimpse of the grandeur of early nineteenth-century domestic life as it was lived by wealthy Americans. Purchased from a house built for the Richmond lawyer William Clayton Williams (1768–1817), the room's most notable features are its rich mahogany woodwork and blue-and-gray King of Prussia–marble baseboards. The modern wallpaper featuring scenes of Paris is a reproduction of the type sold in the United States in the 1810s. The elegant furniture by Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Duncan Phyfe further enhances the sophisticated Anglo-French aesthetic of the room.
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