Style Court

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


Most Romantic Provenance

Image copyright, 1stdibs 2007.

This Pagoda Red piece should win an award for most romantic sounding provenance. It's described as a circa 1920 small stool from expatriate quarters of Tianjin, China. Apparently it was commissioned by a European expatriate, in an 18th-century European style. (The floral carving feels kind of French, while the ball-and-claw feet seem English.) The upholstery may be original, and some original paint remains too.


cotedetexas said...

utterly charming. a small piece like this can make a room. love it!


Mélanie said...

Beautiful , nostalgic and romantic : THE BEST . i love it , it tells us a story.

The Peak of Chic said...

The piece itself is quite striking, but the provenance does add to the allure!