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In October 2012 I was asked by the Daphne Farago family to empty their property of almost 40 years in Little Compton, Rhode Island so that the house could be sold. This was an exciting project and massive endeavor involving the disbursement of a major collection of art, craft and design of the last four decades, as well as all the furnishings from linens and dishes to antiques.
There were approximately 300 objects to be packed and transported to the Daphne and Peter Farago Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by U.S. Art Company. There were hundreds of objects, collections and household items to be appraised by Skinner and disbursed among three sons and six homes along the eastern seaboard by way of three dedicated trucks.
The project was,accomplished in six weeks. First priority was the museum, then the famiily, then a consignment shop for the couture, then an estate sale, then Daphne's favorite community thrift shop. Other than what U.S. Art Company took to the museum, Daphne's wonderful and dedicated housekeeper and I packed every item. It took three Uline truck deliveries of tissue, bubble wrap, boxes and tape. Each son had a tape color that showed everyone where each box was to go.
It was a distinct and memorable project not only because the collection was so lovely to handle on an intimate level, but because the Farago family, their financial adviser, and staff of two were all so wonderful to work with, and very grateful they didn't have to do it themselves.
Master bedroom and basket collection.
Family and friends at the opening of the Daphne and Peter Farago Gallery
at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011.
Thomas Loeser Chest of Drawers, 1992 Carved and painted oak, milk paint 33 x 67 x 21 inches Gift to Los Angeles Museum of Art, 2017 Exhibited at Sixty Five Drawers, Eleven Doors and Four Lids, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York, 1992
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