Anatomy of an Exhibition: Halfway There!

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Gallery view of the exhibition Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture

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.

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View of a George II Kentian giltwood table and pair of George I torcheres in the exhibition Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture

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View of a George III neo-classical demi-lune table with a giltwood mirror in the manner of Chippendale above, both one of a pair in the exhibition Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture

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View of the George I giltwood secretaire attributed to James Moore flanked by a pair of giltwood armchairs attributed to John Linnell in the exhibition Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture

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.

 

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