Thursday, May 8, 2014

More Charming Chinoiserie, Michael Taylor

Christie's Sale October 2013
Last October, there was a beautiful auction at Christie's New York, of the estate of San Francisco socialite (and Michael Taylor client) Diana Dollar Knowles... our charming friend, the designer and blogger Mr. James Andrew created a wonderful post about it on his site called "What Is James Wearing?" 

Christie's Sale October 2013

Suzanne Tucker, Mr. Taylor's protege' and former assistant, was mentioned in the "T" piece on this sale- and talked about how brilliant he was at pulling together disparate objects, mixing the finest antiques with a sense of scale and proportion not often seen.  Contrasting deliciously with his opulent nature-inspired "California Look". 

Christie's Sale October 2013

Some of the realized auction prices were quite reasonable, including a group of three bouillotte lamps of varying sizes for only $2,200.  The total proceeds were in excess of three million dollars
(for the Dollar Knowles sale) Enjoy!  DF *****


  1. adored seeing these rooms + loved

  2. Dear Peggy,
    Thanks for the comment, wasn't MT a genius? You might also want to review the site for Michael Taylor Designs...


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