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A Study of The Study

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

A Study of The Study

Though we love our flamboyant French pieces, from time to time we need more severity. It is the English styles that lend themselves to this end. From adaptations of French rococo to the use of Chinoiserie lattice work, English interiors consort with the world but stand distinctly English.  We recently made some of these distinctive pieces and could not help but muse on the charms of a traditional study. Irish forest green and dark wood stains, a desk composed to receive years of patina, tilt-top tables for a game of whist, armchairs exuding the charm of a post-war salon. Have we stirred your imagination yet? ...

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Classicism by Parrot & Lily, Commode inspired by Bacchus & Ariadne

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

Classicism by Parrot & Lily, Commode inspired by Bacchus & Ariadne

Parrot & Lily explores classicism, rococo commode with ancient poem of Bacchus & Ariadne.

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Through a mirror darkly

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

Through a mirror darkly

  "'But was Narcissus beautiful?' said the pool. 'Who should know that better than you?' answered the Oreads. 'Usdid he ever pass by, but you he sought for, and would lie on yourbanks and look down at you, and in the mirror of your waters hewould mirror his own beauty.' And the pool answered, 'But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay onmy banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I sawever my own beauty mirrored.'"  Such has been the power of mirrors since history has been recorded. There has probably never been a more consistent...

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The commode - Probably the most exquisite furniture piece that you'll own.

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

The commode - Probably the most exquisite furniture piece that you'll own.

Probably the least considered and thought about piece of furniture until you own one is the Commode. If I just ask you to think of people or places where you've spotted it, I'd expect you to go blank. I hope you're not mixing commode with console tables, because they are two very different pieces, although stunning in their own right.  Commodes could be described as chests of drawers, or consoles with storage that have been made beautiful, but that's as curt as saying that diamond is a beautiful stone.  Although antiquated mostly because of the high value of making one, these...

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Meet Elegance Personified - The Louis XVI Chair

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Meet Elegance Personified - The Louis XVI Chair

Elegant, dignified & yet chic. Meet the Louis XVI chair. This is the one chair that you can not miss to spot at any opulent setting. With it's delicate frame & turned legs, it's impossible not to fall in love with it. Classic decorators have been tapping on this gorgeous chair for centuries. In today's day & age, these chairs can be spotted in the classiest cafe's like The tea room of Ritz, London, The tea room at The Plaza, New York, The Four Seasons, Paris, and All Dior boutiques... need we say more? The tea room at The Ritz, London...

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