Nicholas Nicholson - Object of Desire
Author Biography

Nicholas B.A. Nicholson was born in New York City and attended Saint Luke's School before graduating from the Riverdale Country School. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1991 with a degree in Art History and Russian Area Studies. Nicholson joined the staff of Christie's in 1993 where he was initially a Graduate Trainee in French and Continental Furniture before his promotion to Specialist in the Russian Department. Nicholson worked closely with most ofthe major collections of Faberge. Nicholson was appointed the American Coordinating Curator for "Jewels of the Romanovs; Treasures from the Russian Imperial Court," a blockbuster exhibition featuring pieces from five of Russia's greatest museums, which traveled to five American cities from 1997-1999. In 1999, He joined the staff of Circline, an on-line art advisory service, but since 2002 has devoted himself to writing, advising collectors privately, and lecturing frequently on Faberge and Russian topics.

A passionate New Yorker, Nicholson has been involved with many cultural organizations over the years including the Museum of American Folk Art, The Young Lions of the New York Public Library, The Alexander Palace Association, American Friends of the Hermitage Museum, and The Russian Nobility Association. Currently he serves as Chair for the 1832 Society, a group dedicated to preserving and promoting the "Merchant's House Museum," a completely intact Federal home with original furnishings by Meeks and Duncan Phyfe.

Object of Virtue, Nicholson's first novel, will be published by Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster in April. He is currently at work on a historical novel set in New York City.

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