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Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

by Charlotte Vignon


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 18, 2019

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911282341
Publisher: D Giles Limited
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charlotte Vignon is curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Collection, as well as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York. Vignon has organized a number of exhibitions at the Frick, including Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court (2016) which she co-authored. In 2018 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of The Order of Arts and Letters.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments by Charlotte Vignon
  • Preface
  • Commercial Strategies, Tricks, and Corruption
    1. Conquering London, New York and Paris
    2. Art dealers and interior decorators
    3. Issues of restoration, authenticity and expertise
    4. The illegal trade of Duveen Brothers
    Trade in objets d'art by Duveen Brothers
    5. Chinese porcelain dealers
    6. 18th-century French furniture and art dealers
    7. Furniture Merchants and Works of Art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Conclusion
  • Essay by Kugel
  • Biographies
  • Bibliography
  • Photo Credits
  • Index