Exterior View, The Richard H Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

About the Museum


Interior View,  The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
©Driehaus Museum, Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Interior View, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Driehaus Museum Main Hall with view of Parlor, 2011
Exterior View, The Richard H Driehaus Museum
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Exterior View, The Richard H Driehaus Museum

Driehaus Museum.
Driehaus Museum Dining Room
©Driehaus Museum, Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Driehaus Museum Dining Room

Driehaus Museum Dining Room, Nickerson Era Table, 2011
Driehaus Museum Reception Room
©Driehaus Museum, Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Driehaus Museum Reception Room

Driehaus Museum Reception Room (View from the Main Hall), 2011
Driehaus Museum Leaded Glass Dome in Sculpture Gallery
©Driehaus Museum, Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Driehaus Museum Leaded Glass Dome in Sculpture Gallery

Driehaus Museum Leaded Glass Dome in Sculpture Gallery, 2011
Dreihaus Museum Interior Drawing Room
©Driehaus Museum, Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Dreihaus Museum Interior Drawing Room

Dreihaus Museum Interior Drawing Room, 2011
Housed in one of Chicago’s grandest examples of the gilded age mansion, the Driehaus Museum aims to preserve and promote the architecture and design of the past. Beginning in 2003, investor and philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus spent five years restoring the magnificent interiors – including a stained glass dome in the Gallery and 17 different types of marble in the Main Hall – of the home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson, originally built in 1883. He also added pieces from his own collection of fine and decorative arts, including classic designs by George A. Schastey, Alphonse Mucha and Louis Comfort Tiffany. The museum also holds a number of examples of pre-Raphaelite painting and 19th-century Italian sculpture as well as temporary exhibitions of art nouveau and belle époque art and design.

Collection Highlights


Renaissance Revival center table
Renaissance Revival center table
Curtain border floor lamp

Tiffany Studios

Curtain border floor lamp
Victorian side chair in carved walnut
Victorian side chair in carved walnut
Cupid and Psyche

Oscar Spalmach

Cupid and Psyche
Nautilus shell centerpiece table lamp

Tiffany Studios

Nautilus shell centerpiece table lamp
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum: Collection Highlights
Renaissance Revival center table
Photo: Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing, 2008.
Renaissance Revival center table, late 19th century
Curtain border floor lamp
©Driehaus Museum, Photo: Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Tiffany Studios

Curtain border floor lamp, 1899–1920
Victorian side chair in carved walnut
Photo: Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing, 2008
Victorian side chair in carved walnut, late 19th century
carved walnut
Cupid and Psyche
©Driehaus Museum, Photo: Alexander Vertikoff, 2011

Oscar Spalmach

Cupid and Psyche, late 19th century
Nautilus shell centerpiece table lamp
Photo: Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing, 2008

Tiffany Studios

Nautilus shell centerpiece table lamp, c.1910
mother-of-pearl, gilt bronze, blown glass, and nautilus shells, 26 x 23 in

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