Parlor from the William C. Williams House

Theophilus Nash American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 728

Acquired from a house built for the Richmond lawyer William Clayton Williams (1768–1817), the room’s most notable features are its rich mahogany woodwork and blue-and-gray King of Prussia–marble baseboards. The room’s wallpaper featuring scenes of Paris is a reproduction of the type sold in the United States in the 1810s. The elegant furniture by Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Duncan Phyfe is not original to the room, but further enhances the sophisticated Anglo-French aesthetic of the room.

Parlor from the William C. Williams House, Theophilus Nash (died 1854), Mahogany and marble, American

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Richmond Room, 1810-1811 (Richmond, Virginia); View towards southeast corner of room (68.137) as installed in galleries, including: chandelier (34.75.1), part of a suite of seating furniture (60.4.1-.15) including four sidechairs, one armchair and a sofa, and carpet (52.59)