The Houses and Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post (Hardcover)

The Houses and Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post By Kate Markert (Foreword by), Wilfred Zeisler (Contributions by), Megan J. Martinelli (Contributions by), Jason Speck (Contributions by) Cover Image

The Houses and Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post (Hardcover)

By Kate Markert (Foreword by), Wilfred Zeisler (Contributions by), Megan J. Martinelli (Contributions by), Jason Speck (Contributions by)

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A celebration of philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post’s passions for her residences and personal collections, reflecting centuries of some of the finest treasures in the world.

Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887–1973) was an extraordinary person, not only for being the head of a major corporation but also for overseeing elegant and well-run residences and amassing collections of astounding beauty. Including portraiture, imperial Russian tableware, Fabergé creations, stunning garments and jewelry, books, and rare objects in gold, silver, and porcelain, Post’s works of art were acquired with intelligence and acuity. She was inspired by past royal and aristocratic patrons as well as countries that she admired: France, Russia, England, and Austria.
 
This publication illustrates the evolution of Post’s collections and her interactions with dealers, artists, artisans, and architects. The backdrops for her treasures—residences in New York, the Adirondacks, Palm Beach, and Washington, D.C.—are depicted with period and newly commissioned photography. Recent scholarship focusing on the highlights of her trove of exquisite objects sheds new light on Post’s legacy as a twentieth-century collector.
 
Kate Markert is the executive director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Wilfried Zeisler is the chief curator at Hillwood. Megan J. Martinelli is the associate curator of textiles, apparel, jewelry, and accessories at Hillwood. Jason G. Speck is Hillwood’s head of archives and special collections.
Product Details ISBN: 9780847872428
ISBN-10: 0847872424
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English