The allure of the cabinet of curiosities – or Kunstkammer – an encyclopedic display for all manner of treasure, rarity and relic – has endured from the Renaissance to the pages of today’s home decor magazines. Whimsical and worldly, these eclectic collections – or even just a few of your favourite objects – can be incorporated into any home, with the right eye. To show us how to live with historical objects in modern ways, we turned to Judy Kim, food stylist, photographer and floral designer, who curated objects from our upcoming Collections & Curiosities and Collections: European Decorative Arts auctions to create eight Kunstkammer-inspired vignettes. Click ahead to find ways to style everything from a gem-set ostrich figure to deep-sea-inspired silver settings.
Collections & Curiosities: Silver, Ceramics & Objects of Vertu
19 October | New York
Collections: European Decorative Arts
27 October | New York