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Explore amazing examples of American furniture dating from 1670 to the present, including Mark Twain’s writing table.

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Court Cupboard, Owned by Hannah Barnard, 1710-1720

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Court Cupboard, Owned by Hannah Barnard, 1710-1720

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Artifact

Court cupboard

Date Made

1710-1720

Summary

This court cupboard is remarkable because it was made for a woman and prominently features her name. It held newlywed Hannah Barnard's precious household belongings -- silver or pewter, ceramics, and linens. In addition to providing storage space, the gloriously decorated cupboard symbolized Hannah's wealth and status and served as a vibrant work of art in her Hadley, Massachusetts home.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

36.178.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

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Court Cupboard, Owned by Hannah Barnard, 1710-1720

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Marshmallow Love Seat, 1956-1965

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Marshmallow Love Seat, 1956-1965

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Artifact

Love seat

Date Made

1956-1965

Object ID

89.177.59

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

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Marshmallow Love Seat, 1956-1965

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Portable Writing Desk, Owned by Edgar Allan Poe, 1830-1849

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Portable Writing Desk, Owned by Edgar Allan Poe, 1830-1849

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Artifact

Writing desk

Date Made

1830-1849

Summary

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer known for poetry and short stories. His mystery stories were innovative in American literature. Poe's led and unsettled life traveling up and down the East Coast of the United States, staying in jobs for short periods of time. For someone who earned his living through writing, a portable desk would have been a valued possession.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

35.825.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

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Portable Writing Desk, Owned by Edgar Allan Poe, 1830-1849

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Table, Used as a Writing Desk by Mark Twain, 1830-1860

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Table, Used as a Writing Desk by Mark Twain, 1830-1860

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Artifact

Dropleaf table

Date Made

1830-1860

Summary

This table belonged to Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist whose real name was Samuel L. Clemens. The author wrote at this table during the later years of his life. Twain's daughter Clara gave it to Henry Ford, along with a portrait of her father.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

36.18.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch.

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Table, Used as a Writing Desk by Mark Twain, 1830-1860

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Wills-Eames "Trash Can" Chair, circa 1949

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Wills-Eames "Trash Can" Chair, circa 1949

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Artifact

Armchair

Date Made

circa 1949

Object ID

95.167.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Barbican Art Gallery (London, England UK)

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Wills-Eames "Trash Can" Chair, circa 1949

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Armchair Made from Longhorn Steer Horns, 1904-1910

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Armchair Made from Longhorn Steer Horns, 1904-1910

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Artifact

Armchair

Date Made

1904-1910

Summary

Mr. and Mrs. John Vine saw a display of commercial horn furniture at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. When they returned home to Fayette, Ohio, the inspired couple ordered a large number of steer horns from a packing house in Texas and constructed their own furniture in the trendy style. This armchair was part of the Vines' homemade set.

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Fayette 

Object ID

80.80.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bates

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Armchair Made from Longhorn Steer Horns, 1904-1910

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Looking Good

This couch was designed more for style than for comfort.  

Vanderbilt Chair, 1865-1875

This rocking chair, made of tree roots and branches, was once owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt.  

Tete-a-Tete Settee

When propriety dictated that individuals of opposite genders were to be kept separate, this settee permitted a proper conversation.  

Eames Lounge Chair

The memorable lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames has been "exploded" and artfully suspended so you can see all the components.