Thursday, April 2, 2020

MIRROR: Line Vautrin, Paris

Mirror by Line Vautrin, Sotheby's

So you might be wondering why I've been showing this mirror for the past 10 years at least -it's because it's a copy of one by the very well regarded French artisan Line Vautrin... The one shown above sold last year, it's auction estimate was 35 - 45,000 euro!  (My copy from Wisteria was substantially less) ...

Line Vautrin
circa 1960
talosel and mirrored glass
Signed Line Vautrin and with the ROI stamp on the reverse
Diameter : 63 cm ; 24 3/4 in.


Galerie Thomas Fritsch - Artrium, Paris

In the image below, (my own living room) I've also referenced French decorator, Madeleine Castaing ( see definitive book on Madame C by Emily Evans Eerdmans) - and the Christopher Flach documentary about her life on YouTube -  in the use of the leopard velvet pillows.  (Also a very Regency motif) - the use of Billy Baldwin slipper chairs in RobertAllen toile, with copies of Hansen swing arm lamps, anotherBaldwin signature.  Small kidney pillow in classic Stroheim cut velvet squares, a fave of his as well, notice too the sheepskin rugs and silk sash
Hanger a la English master decorator, John Fowler - and the painted empire Tabouret used as a table which Tom Britt loves - a nod to Henri Samuel...