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Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design

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August 25 – November 4, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm


Included with Admission to the House or Grounds


Boscobel’s 2018 exhibition, Campaign Furniture: The March of Portable Design, features two dozen 18th- and 19th century examples that are as functional as they are elegant. Collapsible chairs, tables, beds, and more were once considered essential equipment for military officers, Hudson River School artists, and well-heeled tourists. These ingeniously designed objects document the desire for the comforts of home, even when out on the road.

Campaign Furniture was inspired by Boscobel’s renowned collection of New York furniture, the rich military and artistic history of the Hudson River Valley, and the tens of thousands of picnickers who bring their own stylish equipment to Boscobel every summer.

Many thanks to event sponsor:

Masthead image: André Roubo, Plate 250 of L’Art du Menuisier, (1st ed., Paris, 1769). Image courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Image below:
Collapsible armchair, c. 1840s
Mahogany, modern upholstery, brass
On loan from Michael Pashby Antiques, New York

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