From the elegant to the everyday

The Boston Furniture Archive documents furniture created in Boston during the city’s first three hundred years. Explore the Archive’s growing database of objects from collections in Massachusetts and beyond.

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Furniture Guide

Curious about chairs? Learn about the Archive’s terminology, from types of furniture to decorative elements.

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All materials are copyrighted by Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library or by participating institutions.

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