New York Gallery Explores Gothic Revival in USA

A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.

The reviewer writes:

By the beginning of the 19th century, the English had begun to view the Middle Ages as their golden era, and Gothic Revival, based on real medieval buildings rather than pastiches, was on its way to dominating architecture and furniture.

American taste followed suit. Gothic Revival appeared first in Philadelphia and Baltimore at the turn of the 19th century, with the design of several buildings, including a few houses that imitated those of the English landed aristocracy.

The show can be viewed at the Hirsch and Adler gallery on East 70th Street in New York City .