Marie Antoinette at the Met

This month’s Architectural Digest has a fascinating piece about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly renovated Wrightsman Galleries. The piece focuses on their recreation of an embroidered fabric – embroidery by Marie Antoinette herself – that once graced a suite of furniture by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené for use by the Queen at the Chateau de Saint-Cloud, … Read more

Events: AD2021, Boston

I attended AD2021: Art and Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries last night at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. What a fantastic show! I spent most of the evening at the front desk greeting members of the Downtown Women’s Club, as we were invited to attend … Read more

Knowledge is key

I received a note from Brocade Home with the notice that some of their items were featured on a Today Show spot a few weeks ago. I clicked on over to see the segment called Heirloom Chic. I think my head is about to explode with all the inaccurate design references made in this one … Read more

Ikat Ottoman

How fantastic is this Ikat Ottoman available at Chapman Radcliff on 1st Dibs? This is an American 19th century lacquered pouf ottoman, newly reupholstered in Madeline Weinrib Ikat fabric. I love how the pattern looks on this tufted ottoman. Fresh, yet timeless. Madeline Weinrib fabrics are available to the trade only.

Get to Know: Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings

My friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings was featured on Maine Home Design Television. Click here to learn more about her business and see some of her wonderful pieces up close! Tricia has a wonderful eye and everything she brings over is just exquisite! Click here to see her latest treasures from … Read more

Baccarat Chandelier at Jans Antiques

How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more

Antique French Textiles

I came across French-Treasures today, which deals in antique French textiles, and I must say it – ooh, la la! Here are a few of my favorites: French-Treasures.com – selected items from current inventory French-Treasures.com – archive photos, all the fabrics above are sold. If I could afford it, I’d fill my home with nothing … Read more

Another Regent heard from!

After reading my post yesterday on Regency Style, my friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings sent me this very interesting information about furnishings in Sweden and Denmark during this same period. Thanks Tricia! I thought you might enjoy knowing that the Scandinavian countries were also actively creating furniture during this time known … Read more