“Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840”

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The exhibit “Design and Function: Furnishings, Portraits, and Art 1685-1840”, features Museum favorites that serve to illustrate the early 19th century home.

This display of the Museum’s permanent collection of American fine and decorative arts focuses on the beauty, design, and function of pieces from the 17th through mid-19th centuries. Featured are the 17th-century Capen-Perkins chest, restored pieces of furniture, American portraiture and painting, and a vignette of a flourishing Kennebunk home in the 19th century.