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May 12, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm

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Speaker: Nicholas Vincent
Manager of Collection Planning, Metropolitan Museum

Although little is known today, George A. Schastey (1839-1894) operated one of the largest and most successful cabinetmaking and decorating firms of the late nineteenth century, rivaling Herter Brothers in its quality and scope. This talk will highlight his firm’s distinctive aesthetic, with particular emphasis on the MET’s newly installed 1881 Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room and the accompanying special exhibition, Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age (December 15, 2015-May 1, 2016.)

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