The Kaufman Collection, on display at the National Gallery of Art beginning Oct. 7, is one of the largest private collections of early American furniture.
A Grecian couch from 1810-1840 made of walnut and cherry, with white pine and poplar, is now part of the permanent Kaufman Collection of American Furniture at the National Gallery of Art. The Kaufmans bought this Grecian couch in the District, though most of their finds came through Manhattan dealers. The botanical prints are from a lot of 55 that Linda Kaufman bought and framed. She donated 16 of them to the gallery.Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post