Gilded Age

In American history, the Gilded Age refers to substantial growth in population in the United States and extravagant displays of wealth and excess of America's upper class during the post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the late 19th century until WWI. Corresponding roughly to La Belle Époque in Europe, the Gilded Age connotes a refined, elegant aesthetic of art. Both artists and patrons wanted to show an America that had matured beyond its early provincialism and could equal Europe's culture and grace. During the Gilded Age, the role of the interior decorator evolved aesthetically and commercially from the high style interiors of the 1870s to the artistic sophistication of the 1880s. No artist represents the style of the Gilded Age more so than Louis Comfort Tiffany and the pieces sold by Tiffany Studios.



 

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1/8/2018
ATG Features Winter Antiques Show Exhibitor Macklowe Gallery

Long-time Winter Antiques Show exhibitor, Macklowe Gallery, is featured in the January issue of Antiques Trade Gazette. Editor Katherine Boyle sits down with President Benjamin Macklowe, who describes the “enduring  More>>

12/8/2017
Macklowe Gallery Has Changed Its Address But Not Its Raison ...

Phyllis Schiller features Macklowe Gallery in a two-page story in Rapaport Magazine's December 2017 issue In “Room to Grow,” Schiller discusses how as a fixture on New York’s Madison Avenue  More>>

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