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Enchanting Imagination: The Objets d’Art of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers

New-York Historical Society
Sep 08 Through Jan 05 | Fri |
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"Enchanting Imagination: The Objets d’Art of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers" celebrates André Chervin, who, with his New York atelier, Carvin French, is one of the most acclaimed makers of handcrafted fine jewelry in the world. Chervin also created a collection of unique, precious objets d’art at Carvin French. These include unique lamps, clocks, figurines, boxes, personal accessories, and table decorations, adorned in gold and silver, with gems such as rubies, diamonds, and sapphires.

Over the past six decades, Carvin French has manufactured thousands of pieces for Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, Verdura, and other famous shops. Several pieces span the exhibition, including brooches such as the Butterfly brooch, made for Ralph Esmerian.

The main focus of the exhibition is on Chervin’s artistic extension beyond jewelry and his creation of bejeweled objets d’art. Conceived and engineered by Chervin and fabricated under his watchful eye by his artisans in between work on commissioned jewelry work, each 'objet' evolved over the course of five to 25 years, with most measuring a mere three to eight inches in height. Highlights include the poignant My Heavy Heart, a boudoir lamp poised atop a gold wheelbarrow overflowing with colored diamond flowers.

Admission is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Venue: New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society, 2 West 77th Street New York, NY, 10024 United States Map