Classical American Homes and the Decorative Arts Trust are excited to announce the fourth Emerging Scholars Colloquium! January 26, 2020 George F. Baker Houses, NYC Featuring captivating presentations by a diverse group of speakers and followed by a delicious Bloody Mary and ham biscuit brunch, this is a great way to spend a winter Sunday morning in New York City. Details and ticket information coming soon!
POSTPONED Thursday, May 16 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM The Spring Patrons Party scheduled for May 16, 2019 has been postponed. We are still are looking forward to celebrating our donors’ generous support and will be offering an event later this year — stay tuned! Any inquiries please contact Julie Smith.
Thank you to all who joined the Decorative Arts Trust and Classical American Homes on Sunday, January 20, 2019 for the third Emerging Scholars Colloquium! We were pleased to host another impressive group of speakers for this unique opportunity to see young scholars present during Americana Week. Despite inclement weather, the room was filled with an audience of fellow scholars, collectors, curators, and other friends who were excited to see presentations on a range of topics in the decorative arts field. Presentations included: Unified Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur Carrie Grief, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University …more
George F. Baker House Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:30 p.m. – Benefit Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Reception and Book Signing Thank you to all who joined us for this lovely evening with Pieter Estersohn and The Magazine ANTIQUES at the George F. Baker House. This two-part special evening featured a unique opportunity to see Pieter Estersohn in conversation with Peter M. Kenny, as they discuss the Livingston family and present examples of fine and decorative arts with Livingston family histories from CAHPT’s collection. Guests also had the chance to meet Pieter and have their copy of his Life Along The Hudson signed. We hope to …more
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2018 Exhibition November 16-17, 2018 We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) and PLINTH, the ICAA’s emerging professionals chapter. On November 16 and 17 we welcome you to the George F. Baker Houses for our first ever juried exhibition of works by young and emerging professionals working in the classical tradition. Categories of art to be considered include: drawings, paintings, watercolors, models, sculpture, and furniture. All individuals who enter must be 35 years old or younger. Artwork will be …more
Buddy Jenrette, Margize Howell, and Peter Kenny thank all who joined us on Thursday, May 17th at the George F. Baker House for our annual Spring Patrons Party. The event was a bit more somber than in years past, being that Richard Jenrette, CAHPT founder, had passed away just a month prior, on April 22, 2018, at the Roper House in Charleston, SC. Still, there were countless joyous moments shared among the many friends, former colleagues, and family members who were able to attend as we all remembered Dick, a man of rare character and grace — who knew how to throw a …more
One of the “best kept secrets” during the New York City Antiques Week in January, as enthusiastically described by an attendee, was an early Sunday morning program presented at the Carriage House of the George F. Baker complex (headquarters for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust). The program – the Emerging Scholars Colloquium – presented by Classical American Homes in conjunction with The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT), drew a full house of collectors, curators, art dealers, and young professionals who gathered to hear the individual research projects of five young scholars in the field of art history and decorative arts. Presentations …more
Click on the image of the Summer / Spring 2017 Newsletter (at right) to read the latest issue. In this issue: Read about the history of music at our houses, in “Tradition of Music Continues at Classical American Homes Preservation Trust” and listen to a sample of period harp music, similar to what Mrs. Donaldson might have played at Edgewater. Catch up on the latest news regarding the Conservation of Capitals at Millford, including detailed images of the disassembly of the capital and the discoveries during the process. An update from Ayr Mount and what’s new on the trails! …more
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, was pleased to offer an inaugural Colloquium for students and young professionals in the decorative arts field. On Sunday, January 22, 2017, speakers gave short lectures describing an exciting range of new discoveries. This event was sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and is a benefit for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program. Presentations included lectures by: Daniel Ackermann, Department of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on “Conformable to that of the waters: Cultural Confluence in the Decorative Arts of Early Kentucky”. Emelie Gevalt, Winterthur …more
Classical American Homes was pleased to welcome friends visiting for the Winter Antiques Show at the George F. Baker house on Tuesday, January 17. This annual gathering is hosted along with Colonial Williamsburg, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Winterthur, and we were pleased to see so many friendly faces join us this year! Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the private residence of Richard H. Jenrette, which he graciously opened for the evening. [continued from the Winter/Spring Newsletter] Margize Howell and Peter Kenny, along with Bill Reiss of Colonial Williamsburg, Frank Vagnone of Old Salem/MESDA, and Dave …more