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Beneath the Grime: A Dazzling Center Table Revealed

Decorative arts specialist and BPMM Curatorial Committee Chair Carswell Rush Berlin writes about a center table in Bartow-Pell’s collection and discusses its classical origins, stencil decoration of American furniture in the 1820s and ‘30s, and the table’s recent conservation treatment. … Continue reading

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Parlor Must-Have: The Center Table in Nineteenth-Century Interiors

What’s the big deal about center tables, and why does Bartow-Pell have so many of them? The center table was an essential piece of furniture in American parlors in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was not only useful; … Continue reading

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