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Chippendale Changed the Way Furniture Looked

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Folk Art Furniture on Parade

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In Search of the Controlled Curve

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The Art of Everyman

The Beginnings of American Furniture 

The Chic Luxury of Art Deco Furniture

The Grace of Queen Anne

The Men Behind the Mission Style 

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The Quest for Artistic Furniture

The Royalty of Mid-Century Modern 

The Victorian Era–An Age of Revivals

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