Preservation Society gets $2M furniture collection

A 17th-CENTURY Flemish Baroque silver- and brass-mounted ebony, red tortoiseshell and giltwood cabinet is one of several antique pieces now on display at The Elms in Newport after being donated by private collectors Annette and Dr. Sam Mandel. /
A 17th-CENTURY Flemish Baroque silver- and brass-mounted ebony, red tortoiseshell and giltwood cabinet is one of several antique pieces now on display at The Elms in Newport after being donated by private collectors Annette and Dr. Sam Mandel. /
A private collector has donated antique furniture, light fixtures, decorative objects and architectural pieces valued at more than $2 million to The Preservation Society of Newport County, the nonprofit that maintains and operates the Newport Mansions. Dr. Sam Mandel and his wife, Annette, of Palm Beach, Fla., donated the pieces so they could be placed…

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