Inspired by Asia

Highlights from the Duke Family Collection

Inspired by Asia floor display

The Duke family were prolific collectors of objects made in East Asia or inspired by the design aesthetics of East Asia. James and Nanaline—and later Doris—displayed their collections in their homes, including at Rough Point.

Explore art and fashion made by East Asian artists, designers, and craftspeople —and discover more about the cross-cultural exchange between United States consumers and East Asian makers during the long 20th century, and how these works of art influenced American interior decorating, fashion, and taste.