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Nineteenth-Century American Decorative Arts

Unidentified Maker, Boston, Massachusetts, Grecian Couch, ca. 1825, rosewood, gilt bronze, brass, and upholstery, purchase with funds from the Forward Arts Foundation through the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust, 1980.1000.6.

The High’s Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection is the most comprehensive survey of nineteenth-century American decorative arts in the southeastern United States. This renowned collection ranges from 1810 through 1915 and includes outstanding works by prestigious American makers such as Tiffany and Co., Herter Brothers, Libbey Glass Company, Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, Rookwood Pottery, and Gorham Manufacturing Company.