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The Appleton’s unique Design and Art Deco collection has over 1,000 works providing an exceptional overview to early 20th century fine and decorative arts, architecture, design, fashion, jewelry and more created in the interwar period (1914-1939). The largest percentage of the collection is made up of over 570 industrial art objects created by the Chase Brass and Copper Company between 1920 and 1939. Select artists and designers included in the collection are Jean Chassaing (French, 1905-1938), Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988), Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958), Cardwell Higgins (American, 1902-1983) and Demétre Haralamb Chiparus (Romanian, 1886–1947).

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