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The design history of Coe Hall, a Long Island great country house

Late George III Needlepoint Settee, England, 19th century, with later components, (LOT 526, $800-1,200)

On Saturday, October 3rd, a symposium entitled “Gilding the Coasts: Art and Design of Long Island’s Greatest Estates” will be held at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York, a Smithsonian affiliate, to explore the artful design and preservation of Long Island’s greatest country houses. This event is in conjunction with an exhibition by the same name at the museum.  These country houses numbered over 1,000 about 100 years ago with now only a few surviving today.… Read More

The Burke House: Mid-Century Modern Architecture & Furnishings

The Mary Griggs Burke Estate includes the furnishings of the Burke house, on Centre Island in Oyster Bay, New York overlooking Long Island Sound. Designed and furnished by Boston architect Ben Thompson, the home was featured in the book: Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living To American Homes. In 1956, the magazine Architectural Record reviewed the home for its architecture and elaborate Japanese-style garden.

Mary Griggs Burke was best known for her passionate collecting of Japanese ceramics.… Read More