6. Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age
Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age. Photo via Metropolitan Museum of Art
We often explore the stately surviving structures of the Gilded Age, and view with delight the luxurious and ornate furnishing surrounding this period in our countries history. This month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors to the exhibit “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age,” where visitors can view rarely seen pieces by some of the most prominent design firms of that time. There are over thirty pieces on loan from both public and private collections, with works by famed designer George A. Schastey, and his competitor, Herter Brothers. One of our favorites includes the Horsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room.
The exhibit “Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age,” along with related events, will be on view through May 1, 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue.