Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Heir apparent

Ronald Grimaldi, noted designer and President of Rose Cumming. By the time Mr. Grimaldi joined the firm in 1968, Rose Cumming had discontinued their fabric line. It was during his years at Rose Cumming that Mr. Grimaldi initiated and oversaw the reintroduction of the firm's enormously successful line of extravagant floral chintzes and silks. Until his retirement in 2005, Mr. Grimaldi kept the legacy of the venerable Rose Cumming intact with his keen eye for unusual antiques and sumptuous fabrics.

Ronald Grimaldi's rooms were never banal. His confident use of color and proportion, combined with his keen sensibility for the placement of furniture, made for unexpected yet timeless interiors. His bold designs showcased Coromandel screens, Chinese art, Venetian and French furniture, and an array of unique objects. The designer included Gloria Vanderbilt and Marife Hernandez among his circle of well-known clients and friends.
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Neoclassical Style Mirror Console.

Continental Silvered-Metal and Cut Glass Chandelier from the estate of Rose Cumming.

Chinese Export Gilt Decorated Black Lacquered Settee.

Faux Marble Painted Gate Leg Drop-Leaf Table. Note the Chinese carpet in the background, this is also the carpet that was once installed in Rose Cumming's bedroom.

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An Aesthete's Lament said...

I believe that many of Rose's fabric patterns were actually designed by her sister Dorothy McNab.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

What a chandelier! My, oh, my. Just the tiniest bit predatory, don't you think? Like an airborne medusa.