Greek Revival Architecture ...........Late Classicism furniture Style.......... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary.........Styles of FURNITURE

Richard and Gloria Manney Greek Revival Parlor
on display in 2004
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY City

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Drapes: The drapery arrangement, with an unusual bullion fringe valance, follows a design published in J. C. Loudon's Encyclopedia (London, 1834), a household manual favored in both England and America.

Rug: An 1827 watercolor pattern found in the archive of an English carpet mill was used in the production of the loop pile, or Brussels weave, rug.

Furniture: Also reflecting the Neoclassical inspiration of the architecture is the suite of furniture -- couches, pier table, stools, window seat and side chairs -- made for prominent lawyer Samuel A. Foote in about 1837 by Duncan Phyfe, the New York leading cabinetmaker. All are on beautifully figured mahogany.

Fireplace: The black marble fireplace is of a type common to New York City interiors of the period. It was found at Halsted, a Greek Revival house built in Rye, New York, in about 1825.

Late Classicism style furniture

Photos and their arrangement © 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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