By 1951, Henry Francis du Pont had transformed his home into Winterthur
Museum. At the same time he began to build a world-class research library of books and manuscripts.
Carefully preserved in that collection is Furniture Drawings, by John Ragatz and Son, a volume of
drawings and photographs that includes a wide variety of furniture forms available to the customers in his
Philadelphia shop at the dawn of the twentieth century. Hickory Chair Company's artists have adapted a
circa 1900 image from Ragatz's volume to create the modern, 21st-century Edmond Sofa and companion
Edmond Lounge Chair. The Edmond features elegantly flared arms and back with distinctive buttontufted