Furniture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I’m back from my whirlwind trip up the East Coast!! Lots of fun stuff to share with you over the next couple weeks, including this post about my trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you’ve never been there…it’s well worth the trip and the $25 admission fee. Their collection is HUGE and spans from Van Gogh paintings to Medieval suites of armor. It’s a fabulous day trip and conveniently has a parking lot directly in front of the museum (which is $12 a day). Be prepared to spend a lot of time at this museum…and if you get hungry, there’s a fantastic cafeteria with all sorts of goodies to eat.

I wanted to share with you some of the photos that I took…from their furniture collection, which is scattered throughout the building. You are allowed to take your own photographs, as long as you don’t use a flash….so kudos to whomever did the lighting throughout the museum, because these turned out really nicely! I took so many photos, that I may have to do a part two to this post down the road. Enjoy! And let me know what you think!

The Keno Brothers would go hog wild over this Pennsylvania High Boy from the early 1700’s

Early american high chair, with original paint, c. late 1700’s

Beautiful Pennsylvania “easy chair,” c. early 1800’s

I fell in love with this southern whiskey jug, c. 1920’s

Frank Lloyd Wright chair

Art deco night stand, mixed woods, shaped to mimic a skyscraper

Wonderful mahogany chair by Charles Rohlfs

Two unique Tiffany vases with experimental glazing.

Victorian wicker rocking chair by Heywood Wakefield, c. 1890

Gustav Stickley cabinet with Wisteria stained glass lamp, by Tiffany.

French arm chair and matching ottoman, c. 1700’s

Amazing painted chest from a chapel in France, c. 1400

Renaissance chest with Medici family symbols painted on it, believed to be from the early 1500’s.

Yours truly, pulling a Rocky moment on the steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

For more information about this museum, visit their website at www.philamuseum.org.

Have you ever been there? What was your favorite exhibit?

Copyright 2012. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

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