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85 collection of his work. A pair of ornately carved Victorian sofas in the living room once belonged to her husband's grandmother in Tennessee. "They were a part of that family from the time I met Foster," she says. "When his parents passed away, I took them and extended the legs, re-covered them, took some of I n Brown's country house, everything comes with a story. "A lot of the furniture and art are family pieces," she says. "Ohio is a hotbed for Americana, and my mother collected really good American folk art. I grew up with those things." She inherited part of her mother's large collection of furniture and decorative items by Lew Hudnall, an Ohio folk artist from the mid-20th century who hand- painted charming country scenes and animals on furniture and toleware. He was a friend of Brown's mother, who often brought him antique benches, chests, and chairs to decorate. At one time, she had amassed the largest Antique painted chest by Lew Hudnall. White vases made for Goyard in Paris. Antique iron window from Belgium. Brown's trove of books and mementos. (Continued)

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