Interior and Exterior Design
Frederic Church's canes are usually in the vestibule of the main house at Olana. Yet the vestibule is getting its winter cleaning so the canes are in the Court Hall for now.
What does this say?
Frederic Church's father, Joesph, was an adjuster and early board member of Aetna Life. Maybe this is why Church has this piece in his painting kit.
Preparations are underway for installation of a Chuck Close piece in the court hall stairway. #RiverCrossingArt
As we prepare for River Crossings, we removed the furniture from the court hall but the opulence remains! #RiverCrossingArt
Kashmiri Side Chair This Lockwood de Forest designed chair is part of the Olana collection, and is currently on display at the “Passion for the Exotic” exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Even pulling back the rugs at Olana can reveal beautiful details.
This Egyptian wall treatment is made up of red, white, yellow, green, and black marble to form a mosaic of geometric patterns based on five and ten point stars typically found in mosques.
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