A Danish rosewood bureau desk by Erling Torvits for Klim Mobelfabrik. Of fine quality and detail, the iside has many compartments including two secret drawers. Some ebonized detail and the original lock & key. . .
An original wingchair by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971). In its original mustard coloured fabric, it is in remarkable condition. This chair was twenty years ahead of its time in terms of the design, versions of which can be found in design museums around the world. Of good heavy construction and on mahogany feet. . .
Measures: 97cm high (back) x 35cm high (seat) x 82cm wide x 88cm deep
A Russian commode of fine quality and unusual design. In oak lined mahogany with ebonized lozenge panels throughout and ribbed brass inlay and of three drawers. The front lion paw feet support two white marble ormolu mounted columns. . .
Wednesday the 29th of June sees the opening of the second annual Masterpiece fair, located just at the end of the road from us in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital. . .
The fair has now established itself as a world-class exhibition for the erudite, exclusive & expensive! – Some of Britain’s & Europe’s top dealers in furniture, art, jewelry, luxury goods, cars & decorative items will be exhibiting. Our friend William Thuillier (www.thuillart.com) will be exhibiting again this year his latest collection of old masterpiece acquisitions.
For more information on this year’s Masterpiece fair, including opening times, list of exhibitors and the facilities available (including Harry’s bar), please visit their website: www.masterpiecefair.com
Tuesday the 28th of June sees the annual Pimlico Road summer street party, organised by the Pimlico Road Association. It is a wonderful opportunity to browse through your favourite stores, as they will all be spruced up, over a glass of wine. Most shops will stay open late and there will be various street entertainment and food on offer – Starting from around 6pm.
A large pair of Italian armchairs by the designer Domenico (Ico) Parisi (1916-1996). Of rounded sculptural form with a circular raised seat, rounded, waved backs and on tapering rosewood legs. They have been newly upholstered in duck egg velvet with ivory facings and piping. . .
c.1950’s. . .
Measure: 86cm high (backs) x 38cm high (seats) x 68cm deep x 88cm wide
This month in order to make space on my wall, I will offer this beautiful set of eight Chinese hand embroidered silk panels, each depicting exotic animals and birds in coloured and gold threads at 40% off. Each fragment is framed and a slightly different size, the largest measuring 61cm x 51cm
An English chandelier of exceptional quality, hand cut throughout with up-swept and down-swept arms, twelve in total. There is a very similar model widely illustrated in the definitive book ‘The English Glass Chandelier’ By Martin Mortimer. . .
An original Italian Gufram Studio 65 bocca sofa in the form of lips: ‘A tribute to Salvador Dali’ and designed in 1971, this sofa dates to around 1980 and was taken from a boutique in Rome. In exceptional condition. . .
The Studio 65 Gufram Marilyn Bocca Lip Sofa is made with cold expanded polyurethane which is extremely comfortable. It is upholstered with a vibrant lipstick-red textured elasticated fabric. . .
This lip-shaped sofa is an icon of modern furniture design. Studio 65’s Marilyn Bocca Lip Sofa was produced in homage to the Surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali designed a quite similar piece in the 1930s that was meant to resemble Mae West’s lips. Studio 65 updated Salvador Dali’s design in 1972 and called it the Marilyn Bocca Sofa in honor of Marilyn Monroe. This sofa provides a natural and inviting place to rest with its graceful and comforting shape. This sensual icon of modern design is destined to be a conversation piece for many years to come.