This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Saint Louis Art Museum. There I checked out the Decorative Arts and Textile exhibit.
I’ve been to a few museums but have never seen a Decorative Arts exhibit. I thought that it was just perfect. So many beautiful pieces that ranged from 1990s all the way to the 1700s. Its crazy how ‘history repeats it self’. Much like fashion, a lot of the same decorative designs are now back in style.
I’ve taken the time to post some of the pieces I loved from the exhibit! Hope you enjoy such great historic pieces as much as I did.
New York, New York Sofa c: 1815-20 —- mahogany, yellow poplar, brass, and reproduction moired wool moreen upholstery.
Designed by Frank O. Gehry ; Made by The Knoll Group Cross Check Armchair 1991
French Dressing Stool c: 1930
Coffee Table, 1946 —-cherry wood and glass
Knotted Chair, 1995 (left) You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories Chest of Drawers, designed 1991, made 2005
Marletto, c: 1950-52 (top left) “Pothole” Vase, Platter, and Bowl, 1951 (bottom left) Atomic Wall Clock, 1949 (top right) Vase, 1936-37 (bottom right)
Claret Jug, c: 1886 — glass
Cabinet, c: 1865 — satinwood, ash, amboyna, purpleheart, harewood, velvet, brass, and gliding
Armchair, c: 1740 —- glided walnut, beech, brass, and silk damask
Wardrobe, 1760-70 —- walnut, oak, and brass
A.Y.O.R (At Your Own Risk) Chair, 1990 — stainless steel and lead
Dressing Table and Chair, 1932 — enameled steel ; Mirror, 1932 —- glass, aluminum, and enameled steel
Bentwood Spiral, c. 1885 — ash