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Hooked Rugs at Henry Francis du Pont’s Chestertown House

Henry Francis du Pont’s summer home in Southampton, Long Island, New York, called Chestertown House, was an important precursor to his renowned Winterthur estate in Delaware. Built in 1925, Chestertown House was envisioned by du Pont to be “an American house,” which he decorated with an exceptional collection of American furniture, American art, and Americana—most notably hooked rugs.