Maurice Beane is a 20th century decorative arts dealer, furniture designer and architectural
metalworker who grew up on the Northern Neck in Reedville, Virginia. His design work has
appeared in national and international publications including Southern Accents, House Beautiful,
Metropolitan Home and House & Garden magazines. Beane was VCU’s 1992 Alumni Star for
the School of the Arts. He has won numerous awards and is included in many important private
and corporate collections. Among them the Sydney and Frances Lewis collection, Markel
Corporation, Media General Inc, Erni Components and VCU-MCV Hospital. Beane is an
antiques dealer who became a furniture designer to fund his collecting habit. His specialty is
French  and Italian design that dates from the art deco period to the late 1980’s. He currently
serves on the advisory boards at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia
and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.