Opening February 14, 2015.

Principal Lender
Richard H. Driehaus

The Driehaus Collection is one of the country’s leading private Decorative Arts collections in the United States. When the collection was formed during the early 1970s, acquisitions focused primarily on Art Nouveau posters by Alphonse Mucha and his contemporaries. From that essential core, the collection has grown to include master works of design by such Belle Époque luminaries as Louis Majorelle, the Herter Brothers, Édouard Colonna, John La Farge, Emile Gallé, and Josef Hoffmann.

The genesis of the Driehaus jewelry collection grew from this early interest in Belle Époque and Art Nouveau decorative arts inevitably leading to the discovery of the multitalented French designer René Lalique. The first Lalique pieces added to the collection were acquired at auction in the 1980s and have since inspired additional early twentieth century jewelry acquisitions. Today, the Driehaus Jewelry Collection has grown to nearly five hundred pieces with emphasis on works of the British Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil movements.

The Driehaus Collection will be complemented by a selection of loans from prominent collections from across the country. Lenders to the exhibition are:

Anonymous, Boston, MA
Anonymous, Chicago, IL
Anonymous, Dallas, TX
Anonymous, Irvington, NJ
Anonymous, New York, NY
Anonymous, New York, NY
Anonymous, Port Chester, NY
Anonymous, Winchester, MA
Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL
Sharon S. Darling, St. Charles, IL
Decotini.com, Chicago, IL
Caroline R. Driehaus, Chicago, IL
Dorothy Driehaus Mellin, Wayne, IL
Elizabeth Driehaus, Brookline, MA
Inese Driehaus, Chicago, IL
Tereza M. M. Driehaus, Chicago, IL
Drucker Antiques, Mount Kisco, NY
Darcy Evon, Chicago, IL
Neil Lane, Los Angeles, CA
Lombard Historical Society, Lombard, IL
Boice Lydell, Lakewood, NY
Macklowe Gallery, New York, NY
Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA
Merle Nelson, Portland, ME
Nelson Rarities, Portland, ME
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Anita Romanovska, Chicago, IL
Siegelson, New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. Archives, Parsippany, NJ
Janet Zapata, New York, NY

Presenting Sponsor:

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933), Zircon Necklace, 1918. Collection of Neil Lane. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

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