Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That's according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker … Continue reading Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art