Hillwood’s founder, Marjorie Merriweather Post, focused on acquiring magnificent pieces of eighteenth-century French decorative arts, which she valued for their exquisite designs and historic associations, during the first half of the twentieth century and many remarkable objects used for la toilette made it into her collection. Perfume & Seduction will trace the form and function of perfume bottles, explore a variety of shapes and materials and the process of making perfume, and examine the evolution of forms during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, highlighting examples from Hillwood’s collection.
— The exhibit Perfume & Seduction opens this weekend, and runs through June 9, at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC. Hat tip to my mom!
Very interesting, and right in our neck of the woods. Will need to round up few usual suspects and make this a proper outing. Thanks to your mom for the tip!
I was just there in September. Fabulous estate and her collections are magnificent! So much money, so many things to buy and display. Even while they were living there, I could just imagine the mansion having the air of a museum!