Frick favorites with Charlotte Vignon

Editorial Staff

We were delighted to learn that the Frick Collection recently appointed Charlotte Vignon to its first curatorship dedicated to the museum’s distinguished decorative art holdings. Vignon, who will complete her PhD dissertation at the Sorbonne this fall, previously held fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art, and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon curatorial …

Mysterious art deco designer surfaces at auction

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A dozen pieces of fresh-to-market art deco furniture came up for auction last month, with a puzzling tale of origin for new owners to unravel. The consignor to the May 17 sale, at Burchard Galleries in St. Petersburg, Fla., inherited them from a cosmopolitan friend named Gertrude Maud Goldsmith (1894-1990), along with a saga involving misogynist discrimination and aristocratic family …

Léonard Boudin at the Flagler Museum

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Palm Beach’s Henry Morrison Flagler Museum turned 50 last week. To commemorate this special anniversary, local collectors Leon and Charlotte Amar announced a generous gift of forty-one examples of fine and decorative arts from their collection. The Amar gift—the museum’s largest to date—is valued at $2,657,000, and includes European paintings, prints, French furniture and rugs, and Asian artifacts. Of note …

Maison Gerard at 35

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Dealers, decorators, and clients came out in full force last night to raise a glass in celebration of Maison Gerard’s thirty-fifth anniversary. Packed into the gallery’s East 10th Street showroom, well-wishers got an intimate look at the firm’s fine selection of art deco furniture—a marble-topped rosewood and burl cabinet by Louis Süe and André Mare, a macassar-ebony extension table taking …