After focusing on American masterpieces of the Arts and Crafts period at the Salon of Art and Design in November 2016, and those of the United Kingdom at TEFAF New York Spring 2017, we have chosen to present at TEFAF New York Spring 2018 a previously unseen selection of twenty pieces of furniture and decorative arts from all around Europe. Spreading from the early 1880's to World War I, and originating from Russia, Norway, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium and England, this display will highlight the amazing similarities between styles, influences and philosophies amongst designers and craftsmen who for the most part never heard of one another, thus confirming that what is commonly known as '1900' or 'Turn of the century' was not a series of isolated movements and schools but a continental expression of desired change and love for simple beauty.
William Arthur Smith Benson - Fire screen, 1891
George Logan - Rossetti armchair, 1901
Harry Powell - Goblet, ca. 1913
Ernest Stokes - Bonheur du jour, 1910
William Morris - Pair of 'Bird' curtains, ca. 1885