Welcome to the Stanley Weiss Collection/The Museum of Classical American Furniture

We have evolved over many decades as a collector/dealer’s enterprise, the Stanley Weiss Collection, to now founding the Museum of Classical American Furniture (MoCAF).   As a private nonprofit organization, MoCAF will display hundreds of the finest pieces of American Classical and Colonial furniture as privately collected by Stanley Weiss, arranged in a number of exhibition clusters in our 10,000 sf. open display gallery.  All museum items are also on display on our website with additional academic footnotes and sources, often with comparative examples.   

We are available by e-mail for any questions and/or to schedule a gallery visit of our exhibition. Marc Beaulac, our Collection Archivist, will receive all inquiries.  As a museum, we will be able to accession and deaccession to build the collection to the highest standard of Classicism within the American Furniture milieu.   

MoCAF is located at 212 Fourth St. within the Brown/RISD campus footprint in Providence, RI, open to other institutions in the decorative arts field by appointment.

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Boston Masterpieces: The Furniture of the Seymour School

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Boston Masterpieces: The Furniture of the Seymour School

Boston Masterpieces: The Furniture of the Seymour School

Explore the masterworks of Boston father-and-son cabinetmakers John & Thomas Seymour, who brought exacting standards of English craftsmanship to market in Federal New England and produced work that was the envy of any maker to be found in America at the time. Each...

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