Front Parlor from the Powel House, Philadelphia, 1769–70

  title={Front Parlor from the Powel House, Philadelphia, 1769–70},
  author={Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley},
  journal={Winterthur Portfolio},
  pages={E12 - E23}
In the mid-1920s, the Philadelphia Museum of Art installed the colonial-period rococo parlor from the second floor of Samuel and Elizabeth Powel’s Third Street house. The interior architectural elements display colonial Philadelphia’s interpretation of the rococo and provide an ideal setting for the display of furniture, paintings, and decorative arts of the period. This article examines the history of the Powel House and the installation of the parlor at the museum, elucidates conjectures that… Expand