Friday, July 01, 2011

New Study Files for the Henry D. Green Center

Georgia Rocking Chair

The Georgia Museum of Art has acquired new reference files for the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts. The Curry/Griffin chair collection is an eclectic collection of more than 100 Georgia chairs, some of which exhibit Franco-German influences. This collection, photographed by our curator of decorative arts, Dale L. Couch, is a valuable reference for comparing other chairs from the South and looking for similarities in like objects. It is also a great research aid for students and scholars. The Henry D. Green Library has approximately 1,000 volumes related to decorative arts, architecture and Georgia history and has more than 1,000 objects in its study files. These photographs are a fabulous and rich addition. So if you’re wondering if that antique chair in your house has as rich a history as these, then come on over to our study center and do some research of your own! The photographs will be available to study next week.

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