Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887–1973) was an extraordinary person, not only for being the head of a major corporation but also for overseeing elegant and well-run residences and amassing collections of astounding beauty. Including portraiture, Russian imperial tableware, Fabergé creations, stunning garments and jewelry, books, and rare objects in gold, silver, and porcelain, Post's works of art were acquired with intelligence and acuity. She was inspired by past royal and aristocratic patrons as well as countries that she admired: France, Russia, England, and Austria.
This publication illustrates the evolution of Post's collections and her interactions with dealers, artists, artisans, and architects. The backdrops for her treasures—residences in New York, the Adirondacks, Palm Beach, and Washington, D.C.—are depicted with period and newly commissioned photography. Recent scholarship focusing on the highlights of her trove of exquisite objects sheds new light on Post's legacy as a twentieth-century collector.
Kate Markert is the executive director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.
Wilfried Zeisler is the chief curator at Hillwood.
Megan J. Martinelli is the associate curator of textiles, apparel, jewelry, and accessories at Hillwood.
Jason G. Speck is Hillwood's head of archives and special collections.
Measurements: 8.5 x 11 inches
Published by Rizzoli Electa in 2022