Baltimore Oval-Back Chairs Restored

September, 2021 – December 2022

Homewood Museum

In 2019, Homewood launched a Dress-A-Chair fundraising campaign to outfit six Baltimore-made, oval-back chairs with custom white dimity reproduction slipcovers. The results are on display in the Reception Hall, along with interpretive text about the chairs and an exhibit case exploring joinery and upholstery.

Oval-back chair with dimity slipcover

Related Events

Donor Thank-You Luncheon and Curator Talk

July 28, 2022

Donors who contributed to the Dress-A-Chair campaign were invited to a luncheon at Homewood, plus an informal, show-and-tell with JHU Museums’ Curator of Collections Michelle Fitzgerald.

View images and video on Instagram


Homewood gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their support of the Dress-A-Chair campaign:

  • Susan Baisley
  • John Butterworth
  • Beth Felder
  • John Graham
  • Pauline Morrison
  • Pat Yevics