THE MAGAZINE


MAY/JUNE 2018

 
 
 
COVER: A c. 1880 mirror-topped dresser by Herter Brothers in the master bedroom of a house in the Hudson valley decorated in the aesthetic movement style. Photograph by Peter Aaron.
 

Editor’s letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical thinking / Difficult issues

Too good to be true: Fallout from a fake Civil War commemorative chest.
Glenn Adamson

Current and coming

Thomas Chippendale’s tercentenary,
Dining by Design, at Winterthur, the Stuart
Weitzman shoe collection at the New-York
Historical Society, and more

Farther afield

On books

Events

Katherine Lanza

Endnotes

Eleanor H. Gustafson

 

Features


 

Here there be dragons: An exhibition
at the Morgan Library explores the
meaning of monsters in medieval
manuscripts

Sherry C. M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman
 

Eminent Victorian: One of Britain’s
most beguiling treasures, Wightwick
Manor exemplifies the artful tastes
and inviting comforts of late
nineteenth-century country life

Barrymore Laurence Scherer