Maison Gerard – Improving With Age

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 Dressing Table – Leleu 

Maison Gerard has been a go-to resource for fine French Art Deco in Greenwich Village for forever…and as it turns out, in this case ‘forever‘ is 40 remarkable years!

Gerard Widdershoven opened Maison Gerard in 1974 at a time when there was only one other gallery in New York City that specialized in French Art Deco furniture, lighting and objects. Widdershoven played a pivotal role introducing this period of decorative arts to the New York market; featuring pieces by Andre Sornay, Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, Maxime Old, Jean Dunand, Edgar Brandt, Dominique, Andre Groualt, Maison Leleu and many others.

I went to the party celebrating this impressive milestone and discovered how the evolution of Maison Gerard continues…