The Preservation Society of Newport County, R.I., and A&B Home are introducing a new collection of reproduction artwork under the Newport Mansions Collections label. The line will debut during the winter markets, beginning with the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market from Jan. 6-13.
The artwork includes reproductions of paintings and photographs from the Newport Mansions, including Marble House (1892), The Elms (1901) and Chepstow (1861). The initial launch includes nearly 50 pieces, ranging from 17th century Venetian paintings to botanical prints and equestrian paintings to sailing photos featuring Harold Vanderbilt's America's Cup-winning yachts.
Newport interior designer Tony Venetucci worked with The Preservation Society and A&B Home to coordinate and design the collection.
"The Preservation Society of Newport County has been a great inspiration to me,” Venetucci said. “Its collection of historic houses, artwork, furnishings and decorative accessories spans more than 250 years of American history. It has been a great pleasure to work with the incredible staff at the Newport Mansions. Many of these pieces have never been reproduced before, and we all look forward to launching this exciting collection in Atlanta."
The Preservation Society of Newport County is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history. Its 11 historic properties – seven of them National Historic Landmarks – span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.
"We're very pleased to add this fine company to our roster of home furnishings licensees," said Trudy Coxe, president and CEO of The Preservation Society. "We look forward to a successful and lasting partnership."