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Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced Winter-Tour) is the premier museum of American furniture and decorative arts nestled in the northwestern edge of Delaware in the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Known to his friends as “Harry,” Mr. du Pont was an innovator and a leader in farming, gardening, art, and antique collecting. He was remembered fondly for his skills as the ultimate host at meticulously planned parties and country weekends. Some of Harry’s friends who attended Winterthur weekends were Brooke Astor, Doris Duke, Jackie Kennedy and Prince Rainier. Harry understood the importance of every detail of his parties from flowers to the menu in creating a comfortable and inviting ambience. No doubt adding the right table lamp or chandelier helped to create a warm atmosphere.

For more than twenty years, Currey & Company has partnered with Winterthur to craft lighting, furniture and rugs inspired by Mr. du Pont’s collections and from the rich archives housed in their library.

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Hand-painted stylized floral motifs grace porcelain lamps Alexis and Jacqueline as a tribute to Mr. du Pont’s love of flowers. Design inspiration was found in the 1881 edition of the highly influential book Suggestions in Floral Design by Frederick E. Hulme, an English drawing instructor and amateur botanist. The book is housed in the Winterthur library. The intended use of these designs was for wallpaper, carpets, tiles and any surface in need of decoration. Tom Caldwell, VP of Currey’s Design Department, beautifully interpreted these floral inspirations into modern lighting.
Selecting historically accurate furnishings was imperative to Mr. du Pont. A charming colonial–style chandelier hanging in the period Gray Room at Winterthur was the inspiration for the simple, wrought-iron Blackwell Chandelier. The textured, hand-applied Molé Black finish and crimped candle cups add a rustic element to the light fixture.

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The Montmorenci Chandelier was named after an 1822 house in Warren County, North Carolina where Mr. du Pont purchased and transported to Winterthur a grand, circular staircase which is installed in the 1902 wing of the house. A wall sconce located in the Empire Parlour was the inspiration for this striking chandelier. Unusual corkscrew cables and a Spanish Gilt finish give this four light chandelier a distinctive European feel.

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10/14/2014

Drinks are on us! New Occasional Tables From Currey & Company

Rooms that we use to entertain require comfortable seating, good lighting and one thing that’s often overlooked – a surface within arm’s reach of every perch – in steps the occasional table. This October Currey & Company introduces more than a dozen fun and functional occasional tables. Adding an occasional table is a great way to […]

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10/07/2014

High Point Eats Up!

Fall is in full swing and the High Point Furniture Market is only two weeks away! We’ve spent the past several months designing product and sprucing up the showroom in preparation for the show but, we know what market attendees really want and have come to expect in the Currey showroom: Great food and delicious drinks! […]

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09/30/2014

Put a Pin in it! Currey & Company on Pinterest

When it comes to the various Social Media outlets, our favorite just might be Pinterest. What started out as a place to ‘scrapbook’ ideas for house projects and hairstyles has become a veritable treasure trove of favorite designers, inspiring photography, fun projects, garden inspirations, food, art, humor and fabulous products. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg… […]

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09/24/2014

Autumn in New York

Last week the New York Design Center hosted their 6th annual WHAT’S NEW WHAT’S NEXT event. More than 5,000 design enthusiasts attended the event with a staggering line-up of design industry stars such as Newell Turner, Celerie Kemble, Thom Flicia and many more. Currey & Company hosted a party for the Ronald McDonald House Long […] + READ MORE

09/16/2014

Currey & Company Appoints Denise McGaha Brand Ambassador

Currey & Company’s Vice-President of Sales/Marketing, Bob Ulrich, has recently appointed Texas native, Denise McGaha, to represent our company as Brand Ambassador. This newly formed position will enable Currey & Company “to build a deeper connection and awareness with our customers,” says Ulrich. Ms. McGaha’s experience as an interior designer, blogger, presenter and marketing executive […]

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09/09/2014

Reading List: 3 Books We’re Reading Now

At Currey & Company, we are constantly refreshed and inspired by reading great books. Whether we’re opening a new book for the first time or returning to an old favorite, reading has a way of opening our eyes to perspectives outside our own and widening our creative view. Our design library houses hundreds of volumes, which […]

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09/02/2014

The Last of the Summer Wine: End of Summer Entertaining

The summer is coming to a close here in Atlanta with cooler evenings and (slightly) less humidity in the forecast.  As the weather cools and routines return to normal, it can be a great time of year to reconnect with friends and family who we might have not seen much over the busy summer. Taking the time […]

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09/01/2014

Happy Labor Day!

Currey & Company wishes our customers, co-workers and friends a fabulous Labor Day weekend! Thank you for all you do–we hope you enjoy a long weekend filled with all the things you enjoy most! (Source)

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08/26/2014

Meet Me in NYC!

Once again, Currey & Company has teamed up with Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and several industry-leading designers to help complete the expansive renovation project at RMH which began last year. Ronald McDonald House of Long Island “The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to give comfort and shelter to families […]

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