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A Gift to the Nation — Tables, Chairs, a Priceless Legacy of Art

Posted on 10/8/2012 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

EntertainmentLinda Kaufman, and her late husband George Kaufman grew up in Norfolk, Va. So did their parents. The Kaufmans developed a passion for collecting early American furniture of the 18th and early 19th centuries, much of which she has promised to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Kaufman modestly calls her collection  “some tables and chairs” but the National Gallery of Art, which will house and display them, brags that the pieces comprise “one of the largest …