with some of my other 17th and early 18th century pieces. This is what I've been dreaming of--usually I don't like to have a purely period room-- and these guys all appear to be able to have a great conversation.
On either side of the table I would place this pair of early 20th c. Jacobean-style side chairs that I upholstered in a Scalamandre silk damask, retaining the original hand hammered nail heads
Above the table I would position my late 17th c Dutch mirror --it is just a bit more narrow than the table
On top of the table I would either place a Claude Conover Vessel (depending upon my cash flow)
Or my 18th/19th century Korean water Vessel.
Next, I would place my English 17th c. bible box on one of the side chairs.
I would probably choose a vintage John Saladino Shelter Sofa in a large weave Belgium linen.
I would add a couple of my antique c. 1915-1920 Fortuny pillows with 19th c. French metallic trim--these would echo the tones of the Korean vessel.
And finally, I would position my late 17th c. Spanish chest or "Arca" as a coffee table in front of the Saladino sofa.
For starters, I would place my Italian marble bust on the chest
adding a Japanese lacquer box in gorgeous gold makie detailing
Well, what do you think? I'm open to any suggestions...would love to work in some great mid-century or contemporary pieces. I think I need a great abstract, plus......
Jones say "hi" --he is patiently awaiting a trip to the P-A-R-K actually, he can figure out the meaning even when I spell out park....too smart for his own good.
Have a great last day of April.
Mary and Jones (& Cole)