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Press Event: Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830

The National Gallery of Art presents 'Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830.' When this installation opens on October 7, 2012, on the Ground Floor of the West Building, it will be a landmark moment for the nation's capital, which until this time has had no major presentation of early American furniture and related decorative arts on permanent public view. The installation follows the promised gift in October 2010 of one of the largest and most refined collections of early American furniture in private hands, acquired with great connoisseurship over five decades by George M. (1932–2001) and Linda H. Kaufman (b. 1938).