When art collector, businesswoman, social figure, and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post left to the public her northwest Washington, D.C. estate, she endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, an exquisite 18th-century French decorative art collection, and 25 acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens offers a gracious and immersive experience unlike any other. Highlights of the collection include Fabergé eggs, Russian porcelain, Russian orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain, and Post’s personal collection of apparel, accessories, and jewelry. Thirteen acres of enchanting formal gardens include a Japanese-style garden, rose garden, French parterre, and a greenhouse full of incredibly beautiful orchids.
Exquisite works from the legendary jeweler to the last court of Russia are revealed in a new light in the special exhibition Faberge Rediscovered, on view at Hillwood Estate, museum & Gardens in Washington D.C.
Fabergé at Hillwood
Post began collecting art in the first decade of the 20th century. In furnishing her New York apartment, she adopted a taste for 18th-century French style, which was the design trend of the day. The first Fabergé pieces she collected can be seen in the context of her newfound interest in French decorative art, particularly as they aligned with the criteria she developed for collecting: They were beautiful, finely crafted, and were associated with royalty.
Fabergé Rediscovered inspires an array of programs and events throughout the presentation of the exhibition at the legendary Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 4155 Linnean Ave NW Washington, DC.
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