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Scott Defrin: Collecting Decorative Arts During the Gilded Age; Connoisseurship vs. Decoration

Sunday, February 25, 2024 

3 pm

Free for Members

Museum Admission for Non-members

Please Register in Advance, Limited Seating

New York was the center for collecting during the Gilded Age. More money was spent on fine art, decorative art and interior decoration than at any time in American history. From Carnegie to Frick, and Morgan to Vanderbilt, Scott Defrin, owner of The European Decorative Arts Company in Greenvale, NY, will discuss the different approaches to collecting among the magnates of the period and how their fortunes helped establish the permanent collections of today’s museums.



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