|Maureen S. Winer, ISA CAPP|
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One of the most exciting events we have planned is the Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Specialty Tour, taking place all day on Friday, March 31. As with the Fine Arts Tour, attendees will have the opportunity to visit sites throughout Chicago and hear educational talks from experts while seeing beautiful works of art and decorative objects up close.
The first stop of the morning will be Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the most prominent auction houses in the nation. There, tour attendees will attend two of three breakout sessions in Furnishings and Decorative Arts, Jewelry and Couture. Leslie Hindman’s experienced experts will give lectures on luxury accessories and clothing, and touch on current trends in furniture, decorative arts, modern design and Asian works of art.
|An Empire Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Bureau Plat|
sold by Leslie Hindman (source)
Next, we will enjoy a box lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago before taking the afternoon to explore its extraordinary collections, some of the largest in the world. We’ll spend the first hour of the afternoon exploring the collection of European decorative arts at the Art Institute. The Art Institute isn’t home to only fine art – it boasts an extensive collection of Continental glass and English, French and German ceramics, silver and enamels.
|Elephant Candelabrum Vase (1757-8) from the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory |
at the Art Institute (source)
|Rosewater Ewer and Basin (c. 1596) |
by Franz Dotte, Nuremberg, Germany (source)
Maureen S. Winer, ISA CAPP