It is hard to believe we are now halfway through our exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture. For our next Anatomy of an Exhibition feature, we are focusing on the exhibition as it looks today. The exhibition has been a great success so far, with curious and enthusiastic visitors each day, including museum curators, international decorators, and members of the press. The overwhelming consensus about the exhibition is that the giltwood furniture on display has a remarkably restrained appearance, even though the pieces are executed in such a grand and lavish material and finish. Gilt gesso furniture in particular has a muted appearance because of the varied surface textures.
We are including a few photographs of the exhibition in this blog post to share with those who cannot come and see the show in person. These photographs do not do justice to the incredible craftsmenship that went into these pieces, but we hope they will give you a taste of what we have on view.
We encourage you to come and visit us this weekend while we are open for Mayfair Art Weekend. The gallery will be open from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.