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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLETIN | VOLUME 73 | NUMBER 3

"Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age"

Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney and Nicholas C. Vincent with Moira Gallagher
2016
48 pages
62 illustrations
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This Bulletin presents new discoveries and historical documentation on the preeminent New York cabinetmaker George A. Schastey, illuminating his life and his under-appreciated body of work while providing the first in-depth analysis of the Worsham-Rockefeller house and its patron Arabella Worsham.

Dressing table, George A. Schastey  American, born Germany, Satinwood, purpleheart, mother-of-pearl, brass, silver-plated brass, and original upholstery, American
1881–82
Dressing glass, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Satinwood, purpleheart, mother-of-pearl, brass, and mirror glass, American
1881–82
Side chair, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Satinwood, purpleheart, brass castors, and reproduction upholstery, American
1881–82
Side chair, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Satinwood, purpleheart, brass castors, reproduction upholstery, American
1881–82
1881–82
American
1949
American
1949
American
late 19th–early 20th century
Decanter with stopper, Baccarat  French, Glass, wheel cut, American
1890–1900
Decanter with stopper, Baccarat  French, Glass, wheel cut, American
1890–1900
Decanter with stopper, Baccarat  French, Glass, wheel cut, American
1890–1900
Decanter with stopper, Baccarat  French, Glass, wheel cut, American
1890–1900
Wall bracket, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Brass, mother-of-pearl, glass shades, and semi-precious stones, American
1881–82
Sconce, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Brass, mother-of-pearl, glass shades, and semi-precious stones, American
Multiple artists/makers
1881–82
American
1881–82
Carpet, Wool and cotton, American
American
1881–82
Chandelier, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Brass, mother-of-pearl, glass shades, and semi-precious stones, American
1881–82
Architectural woodwork and paneling, George A. Schastey & Co.  American, Satinwood, purpleheart, mother-of-pearl, silver-plated brass, mirrored glass, marble, and reproduction upholstery, American
1881–82
Frieze and ceiling, Virgilio Tojetti  Italian, Oil on canvas, American
Multiple artists/makers
1881–82
Patent model for adjustable reclining chairs, George A. Schastey  American, born Germany, Walnut, paper labels, and original silk upholstery, American
1873
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Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, and Nicholas C. Vincent. 2016. Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age. Reprint. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, volume 73, number 3 (Winter 2016). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.