Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fantasy in Decoration VI

Palacio Queluz, Portugal


A PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN FRUIT AND FLOWER ENCRUSTED RETICULATED VASES AND COVERS
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS 
Each of inverted pear shape, the lobed body pierced with trellis and applied allover with flowering and fruiting vines
20½ in. (52 cm.) high (4)


This stunning, tall, pair of decorated vases sold four years ago at Christie's for + $21,250.00 ~U.S. I still recall seeing a similar (smaller) pair on the mantel at Bella Vista, in Southport, CT~ when I worked as an assistant to the decorator George Clarkson back in the fabulous 1980's...

Celerie Kemble
Sunny von Bulow
This frog was one of my favorite things I saw on a recent trip to the east coast with Billy!
Iris Barrel Apfel. AD
Iris Apfel
Iris Apfel NYC Apartment
German High Baroque Style
Many of these images have very personal and wonderful associations for me- the frog is something that just delights with its many fun colours and the way it's hiding in the garden~
Some of the things we like are often the most simplistic and easy to understand!

Celerie Kemble


Who wouldn't adore this gorgeous, up to date room by Kemble Interiors, New York, Palm Beach and London?  We represent her fabrics and wallpapers for Schumacher as well as
representing Iris Barrels Old World Weavers fabrics (sold to Stark) in our showrooms at the Miromar Design Center- Suite 348, MP Interiors (formerly Webster and Company Florida) ~ and now, dear readers, here is our selected "quote de post" Enjoy!  DF *****




“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” 

― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

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2 comments:

  1. love this dean + especially the Portugal one. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. Dear Peggy,
      Am having so much fun creating these "Fantasy" posts- glad you like them! I heard from a dealer years ago that Portugal still has amazing things one can buy at reasonable prices. Wondering if that is still true today- sorry to hear about the loss of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall- Los Angeles must be rocked with that sad news. But, as the Dalai Lama has said, "The purpose of life is to be happy" and it's my mantra!
      Dean

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