Membership Free Lecture

George A. Schastey: Artistic Furnishings for America's Gilded Age

Members at the Family/Dual ($200) level and above are invited to attend this exclusive lecture highlighting the work of New York cabinetmaker and interior decorator George A. Schastey (1839–1894), led by Nicholas Vincent, research associate in the Met's Department of American Art.

Although little known today, Schastey operated one of the largest and most successful decorating firms of the late nineteenth century, rivaling Herter Brothers in its quality and scope. Schastey's furniture is in major museums throughout the country, and several of his sumptuous interiors are displayed in public institutions across New York, Chicago, and Richmond, Virginia. Particular attention will be paid to The American Wing's recently acquired Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room (ca. 1882)—currently in the process of installation, and slated to appear on view in 2015.

[For Family/Dual Members and above]
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