celebration of Founder’s Day, The Marymount School of New York hosted an
evening lecture and reception on February 2, 2010 titled
“Marie-Antoinette in America:
Her Royal Treasures in the New World”.
Scholar/Author/Speaker Ronald Freyberger, an authority on 18th-century French
decorative arts, held the large audience of parents, alumnae, faculty, and
invited guests spellbound with a demonstration of the beauty, complexity, and
intricate histories of some of the finest examples of the decorative arts ever
made. Ranging from mother-of-pearl writing desks to silver candelabra to
finely carved armchairs and daybeds, Mr. Freyberger explored the importance and
power of the decorative arts and the significance of both museums and private
collectors in the histories of these precious objects.
Greg Joye, Ronald Freyberger, Beth Werwaiss, Daniel Colon