Barbara and I go back forty years. Our professional lives have run in parallel, both of us devoted enthusiasts sharing a deep love of Art Nouveau, Barbara as a prominent New York gallerist, myself as an auctioneer. Our passion for the sensuous lines of French Art Nouveau furniture or graphics, or for the rich, jewel-like colors and effects of the glass created around 1900 by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the United States or Emile Gallé in France brought us together and gave us much to discuss over the years.
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