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The brothers John and Hugh Finlay first advertised their wares in the Baltimore Federal Gazette of January 25, 1803. For nearly the next four decades, sometimes working together and sometimes singly, they provided the citizens of that growing and thriving city with such high-style painted...

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Amos B. Hostetter, Jr., Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Mr. William N. Banks, Jr., Eddy G. Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. John Lastavica, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Morley, and Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

about 1820

  • Attributed to Hugh Finlay, American (born in Ireland), 1781–1831
Object Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States


90.8 x 232.4 x 61.6 cm (35 3/4 x 91 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Yellow-poplar, cherry, white pine; rosewood graining and gilded painting; partial original foundation and new foundation materials, cover, and trim




Furniture, Seating and Beds