The conversation turned to the interesting question of whether great modern rooms, such as the red lacquered library, should be preserved the same way the period rooms at the Met or the Musee Art et Decoratifs have been. I personally think Albert Hadley's masterpiece would have been a perfect candidate. What do you think?
It also made me think of other rooms that have sadly had the same fate.
Nelson Rockefeller's New York apartment designed by Jean Michel Frank.
The smoking room designed by Michael Taylor for Dodie Rosekrans in San Francisco.
Cole Porter's timeless library designed by Billy Balwin.
(Watercolor by the late great Mark Hampton)