Currey & Company issues a collection of Winterthur-inspired furnishings
December 4, 2014 - table lamp
Long before Henry Francis du Pont’s Wilmington, Delaware estate, Winterthur, was strictly deemed a museum, a 175-room skill housed a collection of musical humanities to opposition many good institutions. Featuring box goods, textiles, and an whole gallery of soup tureens, Winterthur is now deliberate one of a many critical repositories of American antiques.
In an bid to safety a Americana that du Pont hold dear, Currey Company has released 25 additions to their Winterthur Collection, a line of furniture, rugs, and lighting that riffs on Winterthur pieces. The decoratively forged mahogany Chestertown form is desirous by a 19th-century Massachusetts bench. The Centerville chest is modeled on one of a beginning antiquated chests from New England. And a Alexis and Jacqueline porcelain lamps are hand-painted with flower motifs found in a botany book housed in a Winterthur library.
The Winterthur Collection furnishings are accessible now, and porcelain lamps will be accessible Jan 2015; curreycodealers.com