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Baltimore painted settee, or bench, with painted details, shaped splats, and turned bannisters. "Brooklandwood" was built about 1790 by Charles Carroll of Carrollton for his daughter Mary Carroll Caton. Ownership later passed to the Brown family of the prominent Baltimore banking firm "Alexander Brown & Sons."



circa 1805-1820


Wood, paint, cane


34.5 H x 67 W x 20.25 D inches

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It is possible that this settee, among other pieces of furniture, came with the house when it was sold to George Brown (1789-1859) in 1846 and subsequently used by his son Alexander Davison Brown (1823-1892). The furniture descended to other owners of the house, including H. Carroll Brown, the last resident of the house. The settee later went to his niece Colgate Woodward Nuttle (donor). A matching pattern chair from the home was donated in 2021 (2021.11.1).

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Gift of Mrs. John Clagett Nuttle

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