Potthast Brothers’ Brochure, Mount Vernon Collection (1930s)

In the late 1920s, the Potthasts decided to partner with various museums to manufacture handcrafted reproductions of pieces from certain historically significant museum collections, mostly eighteenth-century antiques. The most popular of these collections was the Mount Vernon series (and within that collection, the Mount Vernon sideboard became the company’s best-known piece). This page from a 1930s marketing brochure features the Mount Vernon collection and includes the popular sideboard (upper left).