I had a few free hours so I took a quick subway ride to the Met. This time, my plan was to try to see every room in the American Wing. Ha! I did not get very far. I spent too much time reading the description cards, which are really interesting. Most folks fly through the rooms but I want to learn while I am there, so I take my time. When I was a child and teeneager, I loved opulent things. Our High School American Culture Seminar took a trip to Boston back in 1975 and I was intrigued by the beautiful items in the various house museums. I would have loved the trip I took to the Met this time. Here is a sample of the beauty:
Grecian Sofa, American Wing circa 1820-1825
Look at these legs! Imagine having this incredible sofa in your living room!
Lannuier Sideboard, American Wing, circa 1812-1819
Always good to examine a piece by Lannuier up close and personal.
Herter Brothers Arm Chair, American Wing, 1875
This stunning chair needs to be seen in person. An identical pair of chairs were placed in the White House during Ulysses S. Grant's term in 1875.
Severin Roesen, "Still Life of Fruit" circa 1855, American Wing
Astonishing display of fruit available in America during this time. Always good to study Roesen's style,technique, and breathtaking lovliness.