Gilded Age Interiors

Thursday, September 22, 2016
2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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The enormous Fifth Avenue mansion built by Mr. William H. Vanderbilt is recognized as the crowning achievement of Herter Brothers, the preeminent cabinetmakers and decorators of America’s Gilded Age. Join Ms. Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York as she chronicle these significant interiors highlighting its place within Herter Brothers oeuvre and shares a number of recent discoveries relating to this extraordinary commission.

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.


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