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Fabric of Society

Neptune and Cupid Plead with Vulcan for the Release of Venus and Mars, circa 1625–36

Under the reign of Louis XIV, the art of tapestry was esteemed higher than painting, prized for its power to impress the masses with royal power and wealth. Continue reading

The Italian Line

One of a pair of lounge chairs by Franco Albini, Cassina

​The grace and verve of postwar Italian design are causing it to find new favor with collectors and take its rightful place in the 20th-century canon. Continue reading

Perfect Timing

18th-century ormolu and Derby porcelain annular timepiece

Starting in the late 18th century horologists and other artisans poured all their ingenuity and fantasy into extravagantly decorated mantel and desk clocks. Continue reading

Silver Age

Tiffany & Co., tomato server with Olympia pattern.

In 19th- and early 20th-century America, new wealth and social competition spurred a sterling surge of artistry in tableware. Continue reading