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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.
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Editor’s Note: Missing image of the Berks County Pennsylvania German Kas, 1792; attributed to John Bieber; Private Collection; published in The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts 1683-1850 by Beatrice B. Gawan; poplar and pine; casein paint. Built by Joe Maxwell; painted by Kendl Monn.
Photos: Kendl Monn, unless otherwise noted
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