Preservation Long Island invites you to an afternoon lecture by curator and decorative arts specialist Jeannine Falino followed by light refreshments and lively discussion.
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
$35 Members and Young Preservationists
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The Gilded Age of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were a vital and glamorous era in New York City. Families of great fortune sought to demonstrate their new status by building vast Fifth Avenue mansions filled with precious objects, important painting collections, and hosting elaborate fêtes and balls. This is the moment of Mrs. Astor’s “Four Hundred,” the rise of the Vanderbilts and Morgans, Maison Worth, Tiffany & Co., Duveen, and Allard. Old and new wealth competed in expending small fortunes on country estates, also known as “dilatory domiciles,” to which they retreated for casual or seasonal residences. Jeannine Falino surveys the social and cultural history of these palatial retreats on Long Island through the lens of the architecture, furniture, fashion, and jewelry of the time.