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The Frick Collection: Decorative Arts Handbook JUNE 2015

The first and only handbook available on the decorative arts in The Frick Collection

 The unique and internationally celebrated atmosphere of The Frick Collection has as much to do with the decorative arts as with its iconic collection of old master paintings.

Although the enamels, clocks and watches, furniture, gilt bronzes, porcelain, ceramics, silver and textiles far outnumber the paintings in The Frick Collection, the decorative arts have received less attention. Charlotte Vignon, author of this new handbook, was appointed the first Curator of Decorative Arts when the position was created in 2009. 

Vignon shines a light on the outstanding collection in The Frick Collection: Decorative Arts Handbook, the only book available on the decorative arts in The Frick Collection. She offers fresh insight into the works in the collection, which include stunning Limoges enamels, Sèvres porcelain and extraordinary clocks and watches, and provides a valuable introduction to the area of decorative arts more generally. 

Exquisitely illustrated, this book is available now in English and French editions, published by the Frick Collection in association with Scala. 

All photographs below by Michael Bodycomb, © The Frick Collection 2015