Want to see how New York City’s super rich lived about 120 years ago?
The Museum of the City of New York opened up the new Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery last week. It’s first exhibit is called Gilded New York. It displays the wealth and opulence of the elite at the end of the 19th century into the beginning of the 20th century (The Guilded Age). People like Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt,
In addition to jewelry, clothes, costumes, portraits, on display
A couple of the highlights of the exhibit are a Tiffany & Co. diamond tiara created in 1894 for an extravagant wedding and the “Rehan Jewel,” made around 1900 and which gets its name from Ada Rehan, a famous stage actress of that time.