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Robert Stern's Yale University Project

Victoria & Son was fortunate to be a part of Robert A.M. Stern’s recent project for the residences at Yale University. This project was very exciting and included pieces of varying styles and uses but all required commercial/contract grade details which we were able to accommodate. Below are images of some of the pieces we made, process photos and some in-situ images! We would like to congratulate the team at Robert Stern for receiving the following awards!

2018 AIA Housing Award, 2018 Bulfinch Award, 2018 Palladio Award, 2018 SARA NY Design Award of Honor, 2018 SCUP Award, Stanford White Award

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Victoria & Son nominated by NY Spaces Magazine for Home Products Design!

We are very excited to have been nominated as a "Leader in Home Product Design" by New York Spaces Magazine! We are in the Arts & Antiques category (along with the likes of 1stDibs - weird right?...) and listed as "Frederick Victoria". BUT we need your support - please VOTE for us here:

https://www.newyorkspaces.com/vote2017.cfm

Voting ends on March 2nd 2017 - so please get to it! Also, remember to click thru each category (you don't have to make a selection, just click "Continue") and at the end you will need to enter a NYC-area zip code. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Bunny Mellon Sale at Sotheby's

The forthcoming sale, Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon at Sotheby's, promises to be a rare event for anyone interested in the decorative or fine arts, or simply fine living. Sales like this do not happen very often anymore: the sheer breadth of Mrs. Mellon's collection ranges from Rothko paints to garden tools.  Her collection of porcelains could have a sale in their own right and includes multiple lots of Meissen, Chelsea (a rare red anchor period asparagus tureen lot 483) and at least 4 lots from the rare Longton Hall factory (including two even rarer melon form pieces, lot 388 and lot 443) and many others. The Interiors sale alone will take 5 separate sale sessions at Sotheby's spread over 3 days, with separate sale dates for the "Masterworks" and another for "Jewels and Objects of Vertu."

The other aspect of this sale (sales) which makes it so unique, is that it is a complete "collection" from a collector of a previous era. This very private person, and artist in her own right, assembled such a broad and yet specific range of high quality pieces. Vegetable-form porcelains, garden tools, rare books, fine art, baskets and so on.  I may be wrong, but this type of collector does not exist any longer, or they are at least a critically endangered species. 

We were lucky to every now and then work for Mrs. Mellon through her various decorators over years. Besides lot 337 which is a set of 3 of the original version of the etageres we designed and created initially for Billy Baldwin, below is a low bookcase and chair model we made for Mrs. Mellon, including their reference sketches from our design archive. If you have a chance to visit the sale exhibition, it begins on November 15 for the Interiors portion.  

The reference sketch from the Victoria & Son Design Archive for a side chair made for Mrs. Mellon

The reference sketch from the Victoria & Son Design Archive for a side chair made for Mrs. Mellon

The only photo we have of the chair model made for Mrs. Mellow, in this case the armchair version. 

The only photo we have of the chair model made for Mrs. Mellow, in this case the armchair version. 

Design Archive sketch for a very versatile Louis XV style book table, made by Victoria & Son for Mrs. Mellon

Design Archive sketch for a very versatile Louis XV style book table, made by Victoria & Son for Mrs. Mellon

Not the exact table made for Mrs. Mellon, but the floor model of the design. 

Not the exact table made for Mrs. Mellon, but the floor model of the design. 

Victoria & Son in the White House - UPDATED!!

Thanks to the fantastic November 2016 Architectural Digest story, we have 2 (!) much better images of our hurricanes in the White House! Like this one below:

Victoria & Son Louis XIV style hurricanes in the foreground on either side of November 2016 Architectural Digest story on Micheal Smith's work in the Obama White House. 

Victoria & Son Louis XIV style hurricanes in the foreground on either side of November 2016 Architectural Digest story on Micheal Smith's work in the Obama White House. 


Well, two of our Louis XIV Style hurricanes were there anyway... It was very exciting when Michael Smith Inc. contacted us about supplying a pair of our large hurricanes for their Obama White House project. But, being 2 relatively small pieces of such a enormous project, we never thought we'd actually get to see them in situ or being used at all for that matter.  But then the internet happened - thank you! 

Can you find them both? 

Can you find them both?