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Halsey, R.T.H. & Elizabeth Tower.
The Homes of Our Ancestors as shown in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the Republic.

Garden City Publishing Company: 1937.

Since its opening in 1924, the Met's American Wing has been one of the premier collections of American paintings, furniture and the decorative arts. This fine guide was written by one of the men who helped create the Wing and describes the period rooms and their contents one by one with care and affection.

Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", xxvi + 302 pages, black & white and several color plates with 217 illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket quite chipped and worn, endpapers browned and discolored down the gutter, some scattered light internal foxing.

Inventory #: 33624
Price: $ 20.00      



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