Painted Chest

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The texture of antique painted pieces always surprise me, never knowing what the true end result will be.

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A 1860’s France painted chest of drawers (BA99)

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Objectively Speaking

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New Look at STASH

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A few changes have been made to STASH. To see the new look schedule a visit or swing by the showroom.

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France circa 1860 large chest of drawers in red (B35B), England circa 1910 pair of reconstituted stone urns (BA111A)

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In Residence

Story By Nowness of a Milanese Designer

“More than just a home, the Italian designer’s Milan base is a family legacy

Located in Città Studi, Barnaba Fornasetti’s Milanese home is, in his own words, “a house, a workshop, an archive and a museum,” which preserves the work of Barnaba and his late father, Piero Fornasetti – two of Italy’s most prolific designers. In 1988 Barnaba took over the business of furniture and ceramics design that his father founded in the 1930s, adding to editions of the family’s most famous pieces new works depicting hypnotic landscapes, optical illusions and variations of iconic lunar faces on plates, vases, textiles and furniture.

“This place is a house, a workshop, an archive and a museum”

Fornasetti’s home is intrinsically linked to family heritage. His grandfather built the first structure in the late 19th century, when the area was a rural suburb. A generous garden with hydrangeas and apricot and persimmon trees opens up to reveal the two-floor building where Barnaba works and lives. After relocating to Tuscany for several years, Barnaba returned to the house in the 1980s, after his father had passed away. He redesigned the interior, but kept the whimsical spirit of the property intact.

Housing an extraordinary collection of art, ceramics, sketches, books, records and curiosities amassed throughout the years, the first-floor library is the spiritual core of the house. Equipped with a sound system and disco lights discreetly tucked away between the books, this is where Barnaba, an avid music lover and researcher, DJs for his guests.”

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A Fresh Look

IMG_7662A pair of chairs have been re-upholstered for a fresh look. See the before photo below.

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France circa 1900pair of oak upholstered arm chairs (AY207)

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The Female Figure

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France circa 1940 plaster sculpture of a female torso (AY148), Italy circa 1880 framed Piranesi prints of 6 on papyrus (AN136)

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A Curious Collection

image1A curious collection of objects and accessories in the Los Angeles Showroom.

B30 BA190 AY132 AZ82 AW167H BA144 B156 AZ214

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Editorial Inspiration

An extension table has many uses, not always does it have to be a game or small breakfast table. It can serve as a desk for studying or work just as easily. AY97France circa 1860 extending table in cherrywood (AY97)

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A Contemporary Feast

The buying trip has been anything but boring. Coming across beautiful pieces ranging from 16th cent. tapestries to art deco sofas. The trip is almost over and cannot wait to share what we have found. To draw from some inspiration of mixing classical antiquity with modern design, check out the exhibition “Make yourself comfortable at Chatsworth” hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Wallpaper Magazine gives us a sneak preview. Words by Wallpaper Magazine :

‘Through this exhibition we are trying to share with visitors our experience of the place and the reality of it,’ says Hannah Obee, who for 12 years has been working as the curator of Chatsworth. ‘It is not just a stately home, but a layered collection of contemporary arts.’ The Cavendish family has over the centuries been keen to collect contemporary art and objects, so the house’s displays range from 18th and 19th century British and French painting and frescos to a collection of paintings by Lucian Freud, site-specific installations and objects that vary from stones and quartz to contemporary ceramics.  

Information : ‘Make Yourself Comfortable’ at Chatsworth runs beetween 28 March – 23 October 2015; www.chatsworth.org

Read the entire article on wallpaper magazine here

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The Night Before

T’was the night before a buying trip and our minds were racing.

The thought of tables, lamps and chairs kept us pacing.

The joy of us rushing from city to city,

would surely keep our contacts busy.

As we make a list of the objects we desire,

Our sources search the vast empire,

They prep and polish the furniture with care,

In hopes that Lee Stanton would soon be there.

As we proceed on our journey in the airline beds,

Visions of antique accessories danced in our heads.

We make our rounds and inspect the goods

Assembling a collection made from the finest woods.

We nod our heads to the best of the lot,

While our clients await for the great things we bought.

We give our shippers a whistle as we spring to our flight.

Looking forward to the goods that will meet with delight.

As homes are meticulously decorated from ceiling to floor,

The best that we offer flies out the front door.

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