Mandarin Shutze: A Chinese Export Life

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Philip Trammell Shutze, one of Atlanta’s foremost twentieth-century architects of residential and commercial buildings, including Swan House, was also known for his important collection of porcelain, silver, furniture, rugs, and paintings. As a collector, Shutze’s first concern was the scholarly pursuit of the object based on careful study, as an expression of taste, respect for the past, and a way of living. 

Following his death in 1982, Swan House at the Atlanta History Center became home to Shutze’s decorative arts collection. English and Continental pottery and porcelain, Chinese export porcelain, and American and English period furniture are among the pieces showcased in Mandarin Shutze: A Chinese Export Life, on display in the Swan House Terrace Level gallery.