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AMICO Assignment Set:
Exercise in American Decorative Arts

Student instructions:

Below is an illustration from the AMICO Library of an American chair.

Using the AMICO Library, choose an American chair that you feel both draws on and departs from examples like the one illustrated here. In a 300-500 word essay, explain the reasons for your choice and compare the two chairs.

Include an illustration and full caption for each work of art you discuss.

Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

America (New York), 18th century, Side Chair, c. 1760. Mahogany. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, No. 1988.32.


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