The Gilbert Collection at LACMA

Ahmanson Building, Level 3
Ongoing

The Gilbert Collection, one of the most prestigious collections of decorative arts ever assembled, comprises more than 800 extraordinary works acquired over the course of 40 years, beginning in the 1960s. Through the generosity of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and Lady Marjorie Gilbert, and with collegial support from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents 50 works from the Collection, including outstanding silver, Italian mosaics, and gold boxes. These pieces are installed with LACMA’s permanent collection of European decorative arts, paintings and sculptures in the Ahmanson Building, Level 3.

More on the Collection's history

Image: Filippo della Valle, Luigi Falcini, Angiolo Falcini, Table, c. 1850, long-term loan from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Silver
Thomas Pitts, Epergne, 1763–1764
Gold Boxes
Snuffbox with Portrait of Louis Philippe of France, 1843
Micromosaics
Vincent Verdejo, Portrait of Pope Pius VII, c. 1820
Pietre dure
Grand-Ducal Workshops (Florence), Cabinet on Stand, 1650–75

Serving in Style on Three Continents

Bursting forth from all sides with entwined serpents, ancient fertility goddesses, and winged lions, this magnificent work by London silversmith Paul Storr vividly expresses Britain’s interest in ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian designs in the early nineteenth century…

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