Enchanting Imagination: The Objets d’Art of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers introduces André Chervin’s miniature masterpieces—one-of-a-kind lamps, clocks, boxes, personal accessories, and table decorations fashioned from gold, silver, gems and minerals, like rubies, diamonds, sapphires, jade, lapis lazuli, amethyst and quartz. Lavishly illustrated with 110 color photographs, the exhibition catalogue explores Chrevin's captivating treasures conceived and fabricated under his watchful eye. Each object evolved over the course of many years, taking 5, 10, even 25 years to complete to perfection.
Recognized today as masters of fine jewelry-making whose dazzling creations have been sold by top retail houses such as Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Cartier, and Bulgari, André Chervin (b. 1927) and his firm enjoy a stellar reputation among the clients who wear their refined jewelry. Unbeknownst to his many fans, Chervin also created this collection of precious objets d’art, dating from 1957 to 2013.
- Forward by Louise Mirrer
- Essays by exhibition curator Debra Schmidt Bach, with André Chervin, and Jeannine Falino
- 144 pages; 110 color photographs
- 8.25" x 10"
Enchanting Imagination: The Objets d’Art of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers is a dazzling exhibition of meticulously created objets d’art, on view at New-York Historical September 8, 2023 - January 28, 2024.