Collection Items in The Martha Washington Ladies Lounge

Settee
Settee

Upholstered furniture was a luxury in the eighteenth century, and for Americans, settees were rare and expensive. ...

Miniature High Chest of Drawers
Miniature High Chest of Drawers

The carved feet, gracefully arched skirt, and elegant proportions of this miniature high chest indicate that it was the product of a sophisticated cabinetmaker's shop, most likely in Philadelphia. ...

Convex Mirror
Convex Mirror

This mirror displays lavishly carved oak leaves, graceful gilt candle arms ornamented with leaves and drapery tassels, and a spread-winged eagle. ...

Tea Table
Tea Table

In this rococo masterpiece, the carver’s art and the cabinetmaker’s sense of proportion and sure handling of line create a graceful platform for the tea ceremony, a central part of daily life in upper-class colonial America. ...