Thursday, 27 August 2009

What to do, where to begin?

Take an ordinary London flat with good details and add:

A Billy Baldwin daybed done in antique Caucasian carpet fragments.

A very large convex mirror with a wide and deep gilded frame, 20th century.

A William IV rosewood folding card table, circa 1835.

A Regency rosewood and gilt metal mounted open bookcase, circa 1815.

A late Regency rosewood stool, early 19th Century.
Reworked into a rectangular form and recovered in antique needlepoint.

A George III mahogany armchair, late 18th Century.
The reeded oval back and open arms above a serpentine seat rail, the padded back, arms and seat with later upholstery, on flower-headed tapering reeded legs and turned feet recovered in Fortuny.

An early Victorian mahogany library bergere, circa 1850.
The scrolled, buttoned back and arms with reeded S-scroll frame, on turned tapering and faceted legs with brass caps and casters, recovered in hand-dyed lambskin.

Now playing: Nina Simone - The House of the Rising Sun
via FoxyTunes


Aunt Snow said...

And....? and....? The suspense is killing me!

Blue said...

I for one am glad you're back blogging - just twigged it the other day. Waiting to see what you do with this place. I can see the furniture working a la Christopher Gibbs and the Baldwin sofa is great but I wonder what would be "the mad on something good" as Geoffrey Bennison would have said. Maybe that's not your style?

magnaverde said...

OK, I'll take it. And I'll trust you on the wall color.

Jill said...

I want to see!