Troy Segal (email@example.com) is an experienced writer and editor, specializing in the history and the arts - an interest developed in her childhood, growing up in a home filled with antique furniture, books and the sound of music (from Beethoven to Broadway show tunes). She followed up on her early interests by studying history and literature at Harvard College, then earning a Masters Degree in the history of fashion and design – including jewelry and furniture – from New York University and the Metropolitan Museum of New York City.
Troy has written on antiques, collectibles and the decorative arts for a variety of publications, from academic journals such as the Costume Society of America's Dress to consumer magazines such as Travel & Leisure. She wrote regularly about investing in art and antiques as department editor of Business Week's Personal Business section, and covered exhibitions for Museums Magazine. Working on-staff at the Historic House Trust of New York City, which preserves and restores historic buildings, further deepened her knowledge of antique furnishings and architecture.
From Troy Segal:
Given my love of vintage jewelry, clothing and furniture, I often think I was born out of my time. The problem is, which time would I want to have been born in? The 1790s, amid the understated elegance of Robert Adam's houses and George Hepplewhite's furniture? Or the turn of the 20th century, when the sensual, nature-inspired designs of Art Nouveau burst into bloom? Oh, no, it has to be the 1930s, dancing with Fred Astaire in a black and white and silver room of clean, stylized lines - the look we call Art Deco. Come to think of it, maybe I'm best off in the here and now, where I can experience and enjoy all of these eras - and help others to learn about and love them, too. Because everything old is new again.