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Headley Whitney Museum

Headley Whitney Museum

George W. Headley spent his career designing jewelry and bibelots. In 1960, Headley married Barbara Whitney Henry Peck, who was the daughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The permanent collection includes jewelry and bibelots designed by Headley, his jewelry specifications, 18th and 19th century Chinese textiles, and Chinese ceramics which range in date from the Neolithic, Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing periods.

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