McMillen Inc.

Post War

In 1946 Mrs. Brown opened the McMillen townhouse for a sale of the furniture of her professor, mentor, and partner, William Odom, who had died during the Second World War. In 1952 she again used the McMillen townhouse for an exhibition entitled "Paris 52," which displayed the work of young French designers of the post-war era, including Poillerat, Adnet and Pinchon, Jouve, Noll, and Dunand, all of whom were mostly unknown in America at this time.

Also during this period McMillen undertook two large and prestigious commissions, the restoration of the Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and a house for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, which was fully furnished with museum-quality French furniture and art, set against a background of 18th-century paneling and window treatments.

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