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Jul
25
2011

Rarely seen objects from the White House Collection to be on view at The Smithsonian

Posted 3 years 122 days ago ago by Gary Sullivan     0 Comments

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Seymour secretary desk and bookcase, Boston
Back in 1961, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had the vision and sense of culture to begin forming a collection of American decorative arts at the white house. What she started 40 years ago has grown into an extraordinary repository for some of the finest examples of Early American furniture and decorative objects. It's a show place, where foreign dignitaries as well as Americans can get a sense of the craftsmanship that defined early America. A number of the pieces from that collection will be on view at the Smithsonian Museum starting this fall. I don't know about you, but I haven't gotten any phone calls from the president lately, inviting me to stop by and check out all the cool old stuff in his house. This could be our opportunity. Click to read more of the story at ARTFIXdailey.

Seymour secretary desk and bookcase, Boston


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