Artistic Furniture

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6 p.m.

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Who was George A. Schastey? Recent investigations into this firm by scholars in American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have brought to light this significant, yet little known cabinetmaking and decorating enterprise of the Gilded Age. Ms. Gallagher, M.A., Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will discuss Schastey’s career, clients, and role in outfitting the interiors of the Nickerson mansion.

The Nickerson Lecture Series explores the social milieu in which Samuel M. Nickerson lived and the principles in art, architecture, and design that governed the creation of this remarkable home. This year’s series will focus on the preeminent designers who created the magnificent interiors of the Nickerson Mansion.


Images courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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