Friday, June 2, 2017

Collectors: Bronson van Wyck's living room is fit for a king

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Bronson van Wyck, a 44-year-old event planner who is descended from one of the New York region’s Dutch founding families, in front of an 11-foot-tall map, once used to chart the appointments and engagements of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He purchased it at auction from the estate of Princess Margaret. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
NEW YORK---Bronson van Wyck is one of those van Wycks — perhaps you’ve driven on their Expressway. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that Mr. van Wyck, a 44-year-old event planner, has a strong sense of history, given that he is descended from one of the New York region’s Dutch founding families. Covering most of one living room wall — behind an inexpensive Venetian-style chandelier that was once a party prop, on which Mr. van Wyck has hung green teardrop-shaped glass pieces — is an unusual map depicting Britain and covered with tiny rows of numbers: "The Engagements of Their Majesties King George VI & Queen Elizabeth from 11th December 1936 (Until 1951)." [More]

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