Passementerie: Down to the Last Detail

May 28, 2024

The Frick mansion is a feast for the eyes, created to house our incredible art collection but also as an artwork in and of itself. Our ongoing renovation project aims to restore the building’s historic opulence—down to the last detail. In this video, Jenna Nugent, Curatorial Project Manager, introduces the work done on passementerie, the trimmings and other decorative elements that adorn draperies and wall and furniture upholstery. Follow along as we travel to Paris, to the workshop of Verrier Passementerie, where director Anne Anquetin explains the process of producing new trims to complement or replace the Frick’s original models.

Learn more about our renovation and enhancement project at Renovation and Enhancement Project.

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