Peter M. Kenny, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
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The lecture will tell the story of Dick Jenrette, his love of beauty, passion for historic preservation, and my relationship with him first as Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum and later as Co-President of his foundation, Classical American Homes Trust. Insights will be offered into the numerous houses he restored over the course of his lifetime, his approach to their interior decoration and his role as a collector of classical American furniture from the workshops of New York’s premier cabinetmakers of the early 19th century.
Photos: Courtesy of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
-The Roper House (1838) on the High Battery in Charleston.
- Front portico of Edgewater (ca. 1825), overlooking the Hudson River.
- Double parlor at Millford (1841) in Pinewood, SC with original furniture by Duncan Phyfe & Son.