The Division of Ornamental Arts is dwelling to an especially different collection comprising jewelry, silverware, enamels, ivories, bronzes, semi-treasured stone work, ceramics, glassware, stained glass, furnishings, and rugs, and spanning the interval from the early Middle Ages to the primary half of the nineteenth century. The finders – two masons – kept their discovery a secret and sold the objects to dealers, which is how part of the treasure got so far as to Berlin, where it was bought in an auction round 1911 by Mr. Borovský, then the director of the Museum of Ornamental Arts.
A 4-day field journey to Vienna (Fall 2017) options visits to venues similar to Viennese dealers and public sale homes, the Belvedere, the Winterpalais, Schönbrunn Palace, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and to essential early twentieth century architectural sites designed by Wagner, Olbrich and Hoffmann.
Tapestries, ornamental arts, and furnishings from varied countries are presented in telling juxtapositions, beginning with the flourishing of the late Baroque style round 1700 and ending with the spreading of the arts of the French Empire about 1800. By one definition they have been nothing more than ornamental art on the time of their creation but now these priceless work are the quintessential examples of high-quality artwork.
This initial assortment, which also comprised gadgets confiscated from émigré aristocrats, was additional enriched by objects acquired by Revolutionary and imperial conquests, and by distinctive purchases such because the defend and helmet of Charles IX. When Dominique-Vivant Denon turned director of the museum in 1802, the decorative arts assortment was administered by the Department of Antiquities (headed by Ennio Quirino Visconti, succeeded at his dying in 1818 by the Comte de Clarac).
One e-book of paper dolls usually had at least two dolls and a large accompaniment of costumes. A 3-day discipline journey to Paris (Spring 2017) options visits to venues reminiscent of Parisian sellers and auction houses, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Louvre), the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National de la Céramique (Sèvres).