VISIT TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, PART 3 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

This is the third installment of photos from my trip to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. We only covered the furniture and decorative arts section of the American Wing. Here are more photos, this time of miscellaneous things that caught my eye.

Ceramics from the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th Century

I loved this early 20th century piece

Very contemporary looking vase

An assortment of old clocks

Early American doll and doll accessories. I love the coach!

More doll furniture and an adorable toy horse for the dolls!

Painted wood chest from colonial times

Another example of a painted wood chest

Plates painted in the American style

Plates painted in a more typical Oriental Style

Ceiling from the recreated Frank Lloyd Wright room

Door and wall lamp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in the Frank Lloyd Wright room

Ornate street lamp just outside the American Wing of the Met

Silver vase with gemstones

Odd work desk with bag hanging underneath to store work materials, like for sewing.

Unique piece pairing wood and stained glass

Recreated room with wallpaper on all the walls with different views of a single scene

Another wall of wallpaper with no repeat patterns, just a continual scene going around the room

Wall over the fireplace continuing the rustic scene

 

4 thoughts on “VISIT TO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, PART 3 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

  1. When I used to go there — a lot of years have passed since then — they had it set up so that the oldest remains of humans and their art were at the front and as you traveled through the museum, you passed through the eras in which each piece of art was created. You saw the painting, but you also saw the furniture and the carpets and sculpture — all in context. And when you got to the end of the museum — modern days — you then walked backward in time to the Egyptians and mummies. It was quite a mind bender.

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    • The Met in NYC is great but the Victoria and Albert in London is even better. They have a whole large room full of metalwork like keys and locks, doorknobs and knockers, gates and balconie fretwork, etc. I’ll be spending a day there in April.

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