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A pair of antique chairs
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The Maryland Center for History and Culture collection is home to a stunning array of furniture, including 400 pieces of veneered and painted furniture from the early 19th century, the “Golden Age” of Baltimore furniture production. Highly decorative side chairs, sofas, and tables provide a glimpse into old Maryland estates, while office chairs and desks mark pivotal moments in Maryland politics.  Other pieces showcase the magnificence of Baltimore makers, including William Camp, Potthast Brothers, and the workbench and accompanying tools used by cabinetmaker Enrico Liberti.


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Images:  Lady’s cabinet dressing table, 1800-1810, attributed to Baltimore cabinet maker William Camp, 1938.7.8; Two painted side chairs (inset), c.1830 and c. 1825, both by unknown makers, 1998.37.1 and BCLM-ME.20295.

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