Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hillwood Estate: A Sparkled Home

One of the great pleasures of living in the Washington D.C. area is having access to the wealth of museums the city has to offer.

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens is one of the most romantic and magnificent museums of the city. The museum presents a premier art collector’s personal collection, including eighteen and nineteenth century French and European decorative arts, as well as an extensive collection of Russian imperial art.

The Japanese garden
The estate was the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the cereal heiress who found joy in art, particularly pieces that had a royal elements to them. The estate was eventually endowed to the public, and was once a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
If you are in the DC area, plan to visit. I personally visit the museum several times a year. It never ceases to amaze me.

Mrs. Merriweather Post 's breakfast room surrounded by mirrored gilt treillage, the table setting was Sevres china that was made for the French Prince Louis de Rohan in 1792

Photography 1, 2 by  Amal for Picture of Elegance Blog
Photo 3 Sixty Years of Interior Design
Photograph courtesy of Horst

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great information and very nice pictures.


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