[Virtual]The Cartiers and Marjorie Merriweather Post - FREE

Francesca Cartier Brickell, Author of the Cartiers, in conversation with Wilfried Zeisler, Chief Curator of Hillwood



Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST

Historic emeralds, Burma sapphires, bold art deco necklaces, antique French crown jewels, flawless diamonds, ropes of pearls, even a Fabergé egg and a Romanov crown. When it comes to private collections amassed by a single person in the 20th century, it is hard to beat the jewelry box of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Businesswoman, collector and philanthropist, Post was a fascinating woman. She also happened to be one of the Cartiers' best clients of all time.

Join Francesca Cartier Brickell and Wilfried Zeisler as they share behind-the-scenes stories and close ups of the sumptuous jewels collected by Marjorie Post.

Please note all questions regarding this Hillwood program should be directed to the Museum at 202-686-5807.


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Francesca Cartier Brickell

Francesca Cartier Brickell is a direct descendant of the Cartier family. Her grandfather,

Jean-Jacques Cartier, was the last of the Cartiers to own and manage a branch of the world-famous

firm (Cartier London). She is an independent lecturer and best-selling author of THE CARTIERS.


Wilfried Zeisler

Dr. Wilfried Zeisler is the chief curator of the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

He has written extensively on French and Russian decorative arts, including the books

Fabergé Rediscovered and Vivre la Belle Epoque à Paris -- Paul de Russie et Olga Paley,

both published in 2018. He is currently working on a book about the collection of Marjorie Post.