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Curtain panels from the Moorish reception room of Worsham-Rockefeller House

George A. Schastey & Co. American
George A. Schastey American, born Germany

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The Moorish reception room, currently installed at the Brooklyn Museum, was one of the most richly detailed, textured, and ornamented rooms in the house. Evocative of foreign lands, it combined Islamic motifs and architectural elements. Its walls were covered with patterned fabric, and the curtains, portieres, and seating furniture featured distinctive embroidery on a lush teal velvet. These curtains display appliqués of stylized flowers of varying sizes cut from antique Ottoman textiles. Their orange and gold colors, contrasting with the blue ground, are unified with elegant vine-like embroidery of metallic cording. George A. Schastey & Co. designed the upholstery and curtains throughout the house.

Curtain panels from the Moorish reception room of Worsham-Rockefeller House, George A. Schastey & Co. (American, New York, 1873–1897), Silk velvet, embroidered appliqués, silk tassles, and metal cord, American

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