"Behind-the-Ropes" Insider’s Tour of the Merchant’s House: Ornamental Plaster
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Join us for a rare off-hours tour of the 1832 Merchant’s House, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York City. We’ll gather in the period kitchen for coffee and an overview of the history and architecture of the house, then proceed “behind the ropes,” focusing our tour on the exquisite ornamental plaster details, among the finest surviving from the 19th century in the United States. We’ll discuss the finer points of construction and design of ceiling medallions, cornices, and other unique details including rooms not open to the public.
About presenter Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.