Style Court

Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.01.2010

Up Next: New Orleans, New York, and Orlando

[Photograph by Maura McEvoy 
©Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard by Debra Shriver, Glitterati, Inc. 2010.]

[Christmas tree gift card via Alexa Pulitzer;
Renato Crepaldi's hand-marbled paper via Paper Mojo.]

Up next: Debra Shriver, chief communications officer for Hearst Corporation and author of Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard, tells us about her holiday celebrations in both New York and New Orleans. In the meantime, if you are a member of the Crescent City's Ogden museum, don't forget Shriver is scheduled to be on hand to sign her book during The Art of Giving. Click here for details.

 [Screengrab via YouTube.]

And soon we'll look at the historic houses used for location shoots in Sally Potter's 1992 film, Orlando. Erudite Emile de Bruijn, the talent behind the National Trust's Treasure Hunt, will offer us his own perspective on the centuries-old landmarks.

[Screengrab via YouTube.]

[Box for Rouge and Patches, English (London) circa 1760, gold, agate. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]


While England and containers (specifically, holiday gift boxes) are on my mind, I want to quickly highlight a couple of English-made objects included in The Met's upcoming exhibition, Thinking Outside the Box, opening December 7. Visitors can look forward to seeing an array of travel cases, strongboxes, small chests and lidded storage containers -- in all, 100 boxes from the museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department.

[Set of drawing instruments, made by John Dollond, (1706–1761) English (London) Case: shagreen, silver; Instruments: brass, steel, ivory and some signed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]

Lovely as the agate box is, I'm attracted to this set of 18th-century drawing instruments.

3 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

The boxes and instruments are beautiful. I am drawn to the color combination on the interior of the Box for Rouge and Patches.

La Maison Fou said...

I love that box!!

L.

Nick said...

An interesting piece indeed, I found a similar case today. Very fine with a red / brown shagreen. - It is for sale in London. http://www.antiques-now.co.uk/ad_detail.php?id=37875