With the opening of the museum, du Pont and his family moved to a Regency-style villa built just across the lawn. He decorated his new house with English, French, and Italian antiques acquired early in his career as a collector. Many of those furnishings had filled the du Pont’s Park Avenue apartment for the previous thirty years. One of their friends described the Park Avenue ambiance as very
“swagger,” or elegant.
Hickory Chair Company’s artists have adapted one of the furnishings from H. F. du Pont’s home to create the 21st-century console. The result is a piece of furniture that is certain to become an important part of today’s living environments that emphasize unparalleled quality and beauty.