So, I was browsing 1st Dibs, as I regularly do, and came across this unusual and truly amazing listing. It’s the complete interior of a jewelry store from Nashville, TN that dates to 1913. Swoon!
The listing says: “An incredible bird’s-eye maple and mirror room from a Nashville, Tennessee jewelry store. This stunning room includes a crystal chandelier and eight crystal sconces. Double ionic columns stand below the corbel crown with egg and dart detailing that support the mirrored coffered ceiling. The room is lined with recessed mirrored niches with sliding door cabinets used for jewelry display and storage, circa 1913.” It measures 18.5′ x 18.5′ by 10’9″ tall. The price tag is $165,000 (plus shipping, of course) which I think seems like a very reasonable price, considering.
Wouldn’t this make an amazing dining room?
I’m reminded of the Peacock Room, a dining room which was decorated and painted by James McNeill Whistler for an English shipping magnate (it’s an amazing story). The room was moved to America and eventually donated to the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian.
I’m also reminded of designer Miles Redd‘s bathroom in his NY townhouse (which also serves as entertaining space) that he’d spotted in a salvage warehouse in Chicago. It was from the home of the banker Lester Armour and had been designed by the architect David Adler, with interiors by Mr. Adler’s sister, Frances Elkins.
It makes you wonder how many gorgeous spaces were taken apart when a house is renovated or torn down? Luckily, these amazing spaces are intact.
As I said, I think the jewelry store space on 1st Dibs would make a gorgeous dining room or truly decadent dressing room or bathroom.
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