Step Behind the Scenes for an Up Close Look at the Furniture of the Merchant’s House Museum

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    Indulge your curiosity about the 19th century lifestyle with a special tour at the historic Merchant’s House Museum.

    Lived in by just one family for almost 100 years, the Merchant’s House Museum provides an extraordinary window into the life of a family in 19th century New York. The late Federal-style house on East 4th Street in Manhattan was built in 1832 and bought by merchant Seabury Tredwell in 1835. It remained the Tredwell family home until 1933 and was opened as a museum in 1936.

    The collection includes more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family, including furniture reflecting changing tastes from Federal to Rococo Revival. On this special tour, you’ll be able to peek into spaces normally closed to the public and get a close-up look at furniture construction details.

    The tour takes place on Saturday, February 29 from 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m at the museum at 29 East 4th Street. Tickets are $30 and $25 for members. The tour is just one in a series focused on the collection. For more information on this and other tours, visit the event calendar online.

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