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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
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Published Date:
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:56 +0000
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Object of the Day
boat
chinoiserie
fantasy
Jean-Baptiste Pillement
phoenix
rococo
ship
wallpaper
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