A New Magazine and a Little More Red
Speaking of experienced antiques dealers, Barry Hunter, owner of Atlanta's venerable Parc Monceau, has been collecting Chinese monochrome porcelain for 25 years. Some of his striking pieces are shown in this month's Southern Accents along with a great story on these ceramics. Above: a 19th-century lidded balustrade jar, a pair of 18th-century fish vases with French bronze mounts, and a pair of distinctive 18th-century vases. Photo by Lauren Rubinstein.
Power and Glory: Court Arts of
China's Ming Dynasty
And rounding out this week of something red, something shabby, is this exquisite chair from Elizabeth Stuart Design. (Look for the beautiful home of ESD's owner, Muffie Faith, in the July issue of Southern Accents.)
If you dislike the idea of sticking with one style label, Muffie's aesthetic will inspire you. Photos below by Pieter Estersohn for SA.
From Mimi Williams on Bennett Street, a vintage thebes bench.
The image below of Ruthie Sommers sitting pretty in Chapman Radcliff is blurry and several years old (I apologize for not being able to credit the magazine here) but note how the inset of coral is reminiscent of Redd's wall. I love how Sommers mixed different shades of red.
Since chintz is back, here is a look at Kinsey Marable's home -- classic Virginia country house. Note the red toile chair. House Beautiful circa 1990s.
Going beyond just a touch of red, Ann Holden lacquered this entire Louisiana powder room. Notice the brick floor? It's a trademark of legendary architect A. Hays Town. If I'm not mistaken this home was featured on TV as one of America's Ten Most Beautiful. Image courtesy SA.
Varied shades of red and time-worn elements in a Paris apartment. Images also courtesy SA.
And one more, a late 19th-century carved lacquer Chinese elephant vase. Click here for video.