Art: Dutch Treats

The first big fashion to threaten U.S. decoration since the advent of surrealism is the bumptious patterns of hearts, birds, stylized flowers and valentine scrolls that constitute Pennsylvania Dutch art.

Even Philadelphia's terrible-tempered Dr. Albert C. ("Argyrol") Barnes, who owns more Renoirs than the Louvre, has the Pennsylvania Dutch itch. In one of his best vitriol-blue shirts, white-haired Collector Barnes was one of those who went last week to the little town of Norristown, Pa., to inspect an exhibition of antiquated German-American knickknacks. In the barrel-vaulted attic of its knackwurst-colored Town Hall, Norristown...

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