A VISIT TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, PART 2 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I recently went to the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City with my daughter. She’s studying interior design so we focused on furniture and home decor through the centuries.

Here are some more photos of the wonderful pieces we saw.

I love the different tones of wood on this hutch

A wonderful old Grandfather Clock

Unusual piece with two-toned wood and an odd-shaped base

A lovely desk/dressing table

The beautiful wood pattern on this dining room storage unit

17th or 18th century harpsichord

Chairs are my favorite furniture item. Here are a few from American history

Wood chair with leather seat

Big upholstered wing chair with an odd foldable, two-tiered table next to it

SImple chair with elegant fabric

My favorite chair. Beautiful lines and shapes.

Intricate and delicate wood inlay work

Gorgeous inlaid marble table

9 thoughts on “A VISIT TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, PART 2 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

    • That was when it was all done by hand. But oddly, there are still a lot of very good — and usually very expensive — carpenters who do amazing work even now. You just need to be ready to pay for art rather than furniture!

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    • I love good craftsmanship and there is so little around today. You have to go to museums to see the really good examples. My parents left me a few antiques with beautiful wood but nothing on the level of what’s in the Met!

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