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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Find of the Week: Blanc de Chine Ceiling Light

It's no big surprise that I'm drawn to this circa 1950s pierced porcelain hanging light from Pariscope. I already have a very similar table lamp (can't resist that Ming tree design). But seeing this style in a ceiling fixture is a first for me.

You may remember the home of Pariscope's owner, decorator Madeline Ward Roth, from House Beautiful, February 2002. Madeline was a little ahead of the curve with her passion for 1940s French chic and Hollywood Regency. Photography below by Dana Gallagher.

BTW: The elegant entry and dining room, shown above, to me represent Madeline's best work. These rooms feel as if they would work in a Philip Trammel Shutze-designed home.

To learn more about Blanc de Chine, and Asian ceramics in general, visit

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