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J. Thomas Savage

Author Biography

J. Thomas Savage is Director of Museum Affairs for Winterthur Museum and Country Estates, the former Delaware home of Henry Francis du Pont. He holds a B.A. in Art History from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the State University of New York. In addition to American internships, Mr. Savage has studied in England at the Attingham Summer School on the British Country House, The Victorian Society Summer School and the Cambridge Choral Studies Seminar. He was formerly Senior Vice President and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art for North and South America. From 1981 to 1995, Mr. Savage served as Curator and Director of Historic Charleston Foundation.

Books by this Author

The Charleston Interior

The Charleston Interior

Published 1995
$39.95 (Hardcover)

Interior refers to not only the designs and dressings found inside a house, but also its character or concealed nature. Uncover the hidden essence of one of the oldest and most charming U.S. cities. Among the splendors here are the dark mahogany halls of the Miles Brewton house; the winding, ornate Neoclassical staircase of the elegant Joseph Manigault house; the vast drawing room in the William Ravenel House, one of Charleston’s greatest Greek Revival mansions; and the manicured garden of the Benjamin Phillips house.

Charleston Entertains

Charleston Entertains

Published 1991
$29.95 (Hardcover)

Infused with recipes and customs from around the world, the cuisine of Charleston has been applauded by gourmets for more than two centuries. Here, we present menus for a year of entertaining. From classic Lowcountry to nouvelle South, the dishes range from the simple Hoppin’ John to the elegant Princess Torte. Photographs of Charleston’s exquisite architecture complement the dishes, and historical sketches accompany the recipes. More than a simple cookbook, this collection catalogues Charleston’s entertainment history.

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