This is pure Art Deco, but so sinuous and sexy. Richard had the new black glass fabricated, but the hand forged iron base is entirely original and unique. We love French iron, but this example doesn't conform to the expected format. I love the patinated gold leaf surface--reminds me of Medusa. The console is quite a good size (48" wide), but its narrow serpentine top make it appear lighter and smaller.
This guy was my find--but Richard was in charge of the Qing and Ming Chinese Scholar chairs (next post).
I been painting......Of course, I'm not satisfied with the color--it's just a bit off, so will repaint on Monday...that is the way it goes with colors. You just can't tell until it's on the wall as light refraction plays a huge role in how the color reads.
Let's end this crazy Federal shut down NOW!! I could go on for paragraphs about what I think of the individuals who thought that temper tantrums are a good way to run this amazing nation. Their job is to govern; not sabotage.
Mary & Jones (and Cole)