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September 28, 2012 - December 30, 2012 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
A new permanent exhibition celebrating Homewood Museum?s exciting acquisition of a Chippendale mahogany metamorphic architect?s desk, made in Ireland around 1770, which was originally owned by Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Among the furnishings of the Carroll family?s home plantation in what is now western Howard County, the desk may have offered the Signer?s son, Charles Carroll Jr., a place to create his ambitious plan for Homewood, whose construction began in the spring of 1801. Also on display is William Pain?s 1796 The Practical House Carpenter, from which the young gentleman architect drew inspiration for Homewood's rich interior finishes. Recently returned from conservation, the desk can be seen in the east hyphen office as part of the guided museum tour.