26 April, 2010

The Duchess Decorates . . .

from the London estate of Mrs. Charles (Jayne) Wrightsman

For the entry hall, this Louis XVI console table would be perfect. It's been around since the 1770s, so certainly it should hold up to all the family traffic.

We'll need some light of course. Louis XVI-style ormolu-mounted porphyry urn.

Quite nice behind the master bed. Louis XIV-style wool and silk needlepoint six panel screen of the late 19th century.

Oh, the Duchess does hope the television will fit. Louis XVI ormolu-mounted mahogany armoire (one of a pair), circa 1780.

Too fresh for the mantle. Powder room appropriate picture. Portrait by Jean-Marc Winkler, 2002.

Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence
Sotheby's New York
Session 1: Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 am EST, Lots 1-174
Session 2: Wednesday, April 28, 2:00 pm EST, Lots 175-367

Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Jayne) Wrightsman assembled one of the greatest collections of French eighteenth century furniture and decorations. It has been twenty-six years since the last Sotheby's auction of Wrightsman belongings from their Palm Beach estate. The Duchess, were she you, readers, certainly would not miss this opportunity to purchase a little piece of history from the Wrightsman estate.

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