the time I acquired my first Queen Anne armchair in 1920, I had
an unaccountable compulsion to make an American collection for
some Texas museum."
was building a decorative arts collection for a Texas museum at
a time when there was no American furniture museum in Texas. Miss
Hogg's "unaccountable compulsion" eventually resulted
in one of the nation's finest collections of American decorative
arts from the period 1640 to 1870.
donated all of these collections along with her brother Will's
extensive collection of art by Frederic Remington, to the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston.