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Homewood Museum shows off Baltimore federal furniture
Homewood Museum shows off Baltimore federal furniture

When Homewood was completed around 1808, the house was one of the most stylish examples of Federal domestic architecture in America. No wonder Charles Carroll Jr., its owner, wanted the most fashionable furniture to fill it. And Baltimore was just the place for producing some of the most elegant and sophisticated furniture in the fledgling United States. The resulting union was a perfect marriage of architecture and furnishings. That marriage is regularly on view at Homewood Museum, located on the Johns Hopkins University campus. But now Catherine Rogers Arthur, Homewood's director and curator, has assembled a small exhibition — "Finery & Finish, Embellishments on Baltimore...