Illusions of Grandeur

Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 8.55.19 AMAntique ruins, a striped-silk canopy, a colonnade and moldings… the trompe-l’oeil decor in Roberto Peregalli’s Milan apartment acknowledges the personal influence of Renzo Mongiardino, a decorator with a passion for nostalgic style. Combining with Roman statuary, architectural models and theological pictures, the paint work adds another layer of theatricality to an interior already richly suggestive of past lives. AX48AY21

England circa 1840 pair of wooden carved capitals (AX48), England circa 1880 red leather top stool (AY21)

Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 8.54.36 AMTT5W AT92       Italy circa 1790, lantern with metal vines at the top and base enclosing old glass (TT5W), England circa 1810 gueridon table with marble top and mahogany base (AT92)

Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 8.54.50 AM Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 8.55.44 AMAX95 UK18         Sweden circa 1920 pair of leather tufted Chesterfield arm chairs (AX95) ,Italy circa 1780 bibliotech in walnut from Tuscany (UK18Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 8.56.48 AM AY97 AW248France circa 1860 extension table in cherry wood on tapered legs with spade feet (AY97) France circa 1900 set of 6 leather and wood dining chairs (AW248)

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