Furniture Focus Tours at Heyward-Washington House

 

Date: October 8, 15, 22
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heyward-Washington House
Address: 87 Church Street
Description: Visitors are invited to study the significant 18th century English and Charleston-made furniture collection housed at this 1772 double house.  Learn about Charleston cabinetmakers, locally-harvested and imported wood, and the strong influence of Thomas Chippendale.The highlight of the collection at the Heyward-Washington House is the priceless Holmes Bookcase. It is considered to be the finest example of American-made furniture in existence today. The house boasts one of only three complete triple chests in America. The collection also features numerous pieces attributed to Charleston cabinetmaker Thomas Elfe, including a mirrored secretary, a double chest owned by William Washington and a breakfast table and chairs. Among the more functional pieces in the collection is a Windsor chair that porportedly belonged to Revolutionary War General Francis Marion.

Please note: the furniture focus tour time slots are not available to tour groups. If your group would like a special furniture focus tour, please click here

Reservations Required? No
Purchase Information: FREE for Museum members and FREE with admission ($10/adults, $5/children, under 3 free)

 

Members Only? No
For more information: rchesser@charlestonmuseum.org
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