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In 1999 Irion Company Furniture Makers, highly regarded period furniture craftsmen in the small town of Christiana, Pa., received a commission to furnish an enormous house with reproductions of what their client termed “the greatest American period furniture ever built.”
Read the article about this colossal commission and view a gallery showing nearly all of the 90 pieces Irion produced. (Click on the image, right, or one of the links below).
Finally, tell us what you think, did Irion and its client pick the best pieces? Is there anything that should have been included but wasn’t? Join the discussion in Knots.
See note about missing images below.
Lower case pieces
Tall clocks and more
Editor’s Note: Missing images of: -Philadelphia Chippendale Arm Chairs circa 1780-90 by Thomas Affleck; Winterthur Museum; American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum by Joseph Downs, and in The New Fine Points of Furniture, by Albert Sack; mahogany; pine. Set of two built by Eric Jacobsen. -Philadelphia Queen Anne Side Chair circa 1740-60; Private Collection; published in Sotheby’s Catalogue 1995, Meyer Collection; walnut, satin; poplar. Set of four built by Brad Ramsay.
Photos: Kendl Monn, unless otherwise noted
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