28 avril 2015

From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: Exhibition of French porcelain opens at The Frick Collection

© 1998-2014 The Frick Collection. NEW YORK, NY.- When Henry Clay Frick set out to furnish his new residence at 1 East 70th Street, his intention was to replicate the grand houses of the greatest European collectors, who surrounded their Old Master paintings with exquisite furniture and decorative objects. With the assistance of the art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen, Frick quickly assembled an impressive collection of decorative arts, including vases, potpourris, jugs, and basins made at Sèvres, the preeminent eighteenth-century... [Lire la suite]