In 1968, H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. acquired a triple-leaf card table with round corners, claw feet, and leaf carving on the knees as well on the round pillar above (Fig. 1). The rarity of the triple-leaf top on an American table was part of the table’s allure. English and Irish card tables with triple-leaf tops […]
Curator Deborah Rebuck and Dietrich American Foundation President H. Richard Dietrich III guided participants through the ‘A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American Foundation’ exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during a Decorative Arts Trust virtual Trust Tour on October 27, 2020, at 12:30 pm ET.
Editors H. Richard Dietrich III, Deborah M. Rebuke, and the museum’s Curator of Maritime History and publication contributor, Michael P. Dyer, discuss their newest publication, In Pursuit of History, featuring topics surrounding Chinese exporting, whale trading, and the histories and interest with the maritime industry.
Over the next year, the Dietrich American Foundation will present a series of articles in these pages, each featuring an object from the collection. The findings come from an extensive furniture survey conducted during the last several years by conservator Christopher Storb, who, along with the curator of the Foundation, Deborah Rebuck, examined 144 pieces […]
Virtual Presentation given for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia via Zoom on September 23, 2020. In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts with H. Richard Dietrich III
A recording of a Blue Hill Public Library program from 9/17/2020, featuring editor H. Richard Dietrich III sharing from his new book, “In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts.”
Richard Dietrich and Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer will discuss the Dietrich American Foundation’s new book, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts during this digital Ford Evening Book Talk.
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