Thursday, October 11, 2012

TEN DC PLACES SAGA 5:

HILLWOOD ESTATE:
Founded by American collector and heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. 
The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of Eighteenth-Century French decorative art and furnishings. 


The collection includes Fabergé eggs, 
Catherine the Great Egg.
Catherine the Great
Russian porcelain, Russian Orthodox icons, Beauvais tapestries, and Sèvres porcelain. 
Encircled by woodlands, the twenty-five acre estate provides visitors a tranquil oasis of luscious formal gardens.


Next, another House as Museum.