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chase33

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iconnumber posted 08-30-2008 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Everyone,

I'l be in Washington Sept 15 thru 19 and was wondering if anyone has recommendations for any exhibits, shows, museums, dealers that are considered a "must" for a silver enthusiast. Any ideas will be well appreciated.

Robert

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-31-2008 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although not specifically silver related, I would recommend a visit to the Kogod Courtyard which is part of the renovated National Historic Landmark building that houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The museum's Renwick Gallery is also home to the nation's premier collection of American studio craft and contemporary decorative arts including metalwork.

Kogod Courtyard

CModernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design

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Cheryl and Richard

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iconnumber posted 09-16-2008 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheryl and Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely the Renwick Gallery. The gates on the front door are by Albert Paley, and they alone are worth a trip! He was a jewelry maker before he shifted to wrought iron.

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 09-21-2008 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for tips. We just got back and did indeed visit the Renwick house. The house and the grand salon were stunning but I was a little disappointed in the exhibit. Only the second floor was opened when we visited as the first was being readied for a new exhibit. I did get to research at the Library of Congress (a grand building all by itself) and that was pretty cool. Tried to research at the Smithsonian but the American Art Museum was closed for renovations and I couldn't get in touch with the librarian.

Robert

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-22-2008 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thanks for letting us know how your visit went. Did you make any other silver related discoveries while you were there?

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 09-23-2008 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey June

I didn't really find to much other than a very tattered book published by Gorham in 1898 that listed "suggestions" for different scenarios. like breakfast, tea tables, dinner and dessert tables and most interesting chafing dishes and furnishings. Who knew they made Worcesershire sauce stands and Tobasco sauce bottles and stands? There weren't any picture of those items unfortunately so if anyone know what they look like, I would love to see.

Robert

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