The Manses of Marjorie Merriweather Post - Gallery
Three homes of the 20th century socialite were the stomping grounds of politicians and the elite. A new book opens the door
Written by Christopher Farrell
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Hillwood Drawing Room
The fine French and Russian decorative arts, paintings and antiques with which Marjorie Post stocked her homes were more than a passing interest for the heiress, and she often worked with famed British art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen. The 18th century desk (shown here) is unique because of its many hidden compartments. Allegedly built for Marie Antoinette, it was acquired by Post in 1920.