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East Vestibule History

East Vestibule History

This small vestibule was the site of the original entrance to the mansion. The relatively modest ceiling was in accordance with Frick’s vision for a house “kept simple and conservative in every way.” Ahead to the left are the two original elevators, still in use today.

Decorative Art in the East Vestibule

Decorative Art in the East Vestibule

two dark blue Chinese porcelain jars with elaborately decorated gold mounts and handles Pair of Covered Chinese Porcelain Jars with French Gilt-Bronze Mounts, porcelain first half of the 18th century, mounts c. 1747. Purchased 1915. The practice of setting precious objects in metal became very popular in 18th-century France, when Chinese porcelains of simple design and brilliant color were enhanced by intricately fashioned bronze mounts.
tall wooden case clock with intricate decorations, the case by André-Charles Boulle Antoine Gaudron, c. 1640–1714; case attributed to André-Charles Boulle, 1642–1732. French. Marquetry-Veneered Longcase Clock, c. 1677. Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999. André-Charles Boulle is widely regarded as the greatest cabinetmaker in France of his day, and an attribution of this clock to him has been made on the basis of quality and similarity to pieces that are recorded as being produced in his workshops. The dial and movement are signed by Gaudron.


  • interior with staircase to left and archway over doors to outside

    Entrance Hall (now known as the East Vestibule), 1927

  • photo of archway, vestibule and side of staircase, with lighting fixture, circa 1927

    Frick residence Entrance Hall, now known as the East Vestibule, 1927

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View Works Currently on Display in the East Vestibule

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Google announced the major global expansion of their groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology includes several hundred partners in 40 countries around the world. In the United States alone, the project has expanded beyond the initial group of four museums, which included The Frick Collection, to represent 29 partners — ranging from large institutions to university galleries — in 16 cities.

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