I love the little courtyard nestled behind St. James Cathedral and have often wandered by the @driehausmuseum, yet another of the stately historic homes of Chicago. This miniature portrait features the lovely Driehaus Museum which dates to 1883. 🏡 ♥️
This stopped me in my tracks when my eyes fell upon it. The shell base, which can serve as a vase for flowers, can be separated from the restrained, yet stylish lamp. Honestly, I'd never seen anything quite like it. Tiffany Studios, Nautilus Shell Centerpiece Lamp, ca. 1910. The @driehausmuseum has a particularly strong & diverse Tiffany collection. #itweetmuseums#driehausmuseum#tiffanylamp#nautilusshell
This is an old folding “campaign” chair I repaired a few years ago. Made in the late 1800’s by Hunzinger in Brooklyn, it’s an early example of ornate production furniture. It arrived in my shop needing major surgery; a new arm, leg, finial, work repairing the crest rail, and new upholstery. I turned and carved the new parts, the late Turning Leaf Crafters did an excellent job fulfilling the client’s request for simple, sturdy upholstery. Last summer, in an American chair exhibit at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago, I got to see a couple of pristine examples of other Hunzinger designs. Check them out! #hunzinger#finewoodworking#furniturerestoration#driehausmuseum
I'm a bit of a sucker for decorative tile work, and these Moorish-inspired geometric stunners by the Low Art Tile Works company in the Smoking Room of the @driehausmuseum are definitely home decor goal-worthy. #itweetmuseums#decorativetiles#driehausmuseum
It's a new year, but our next featured project looks at a historic masterpiece: The Driehaus Museum. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the former Nickerson Mansion was saved from destruction when Chicago citizens bought the historic home in 1919. Nearly 85 years later, Bulley & Andrews helped transform it into The Richard H. Driehaus Museum @driehausmuseum. . Learn more at https://www.bulley.com/projects/the-richard-h-driehaus-museum/.
I'm working at the @driehausmuseum this week. Upon arrival, I was thrilled to see how they used a detail of the stunning portrait by Théobald Chartran of James Hazen Hyde, 1901, as their façade banner for the @nyhistory exhibition "Beauty's Legacy." This portrait was clearly created with a strong hat-tip to Bronzino, Portrait of a Young Man with a Book, ca. 1540 in the permanent collection of @metmuseum. #itweetmuseums#driehausmuseum
I’ll never stop loving all the minute details in refined historic places like this lamp post of (brass? Bronze? Not sure?) geese on one of the staircases at the #driehausmuseum. If you think about it, people had more capacity to notice/ admire details like this because there weren’t as many forms of stimulus and activity consuming their head space. I will always look for #interiordesigndetails