Tag Archives: Very Rich & Handsome

VERY RICH & HANDSOME is the name of an exhibition at the Hirschl & Adler Galleries in the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, New York. As part of my museum and antiques show hopping in New York in January, I especially wanted to see this extraordinary group of American Neo-Classical decorative arts. The title of the show was extracted from an 1820 document by Abby Breese Salisbury who described a group of furniture she had commissioned from the Boston cabinet making firm of Issac Vose & Son in the early days of the 19th century. While great furniture was made in Boston at that time, other cabinetmaking centers were well established New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. The show has examples from all of these centers and each piece is more refined and elegant than the next.

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