Emily Evans Eerdmans received her master's degree in fine and decorative arts from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, and has pursued her passion for antique furniture while working for Partridge Fine Arts, Devenish, and Hyde Park Antiques in New York. She has written articles for the Furniture History Journal and Connoisseur's Quarterly. Her previous books include Classic English Design and Antiques and Regency Redux. Jacques Grange is a world-famous interior decorator who worked with Madeleine Castaing in his early career. Frederic Castaing is Madeleine's grandson and is an historical autographs dealer in Paris.