The house was made in layers, says interior designer Verde Visconti. “The first layer was what the owners already had. Then we did the sofas and the beds. Layers of objects, layers of paintings – life is layers.”
England circa 1850 beautiful mahogany estate desk with a molded cornice upper cupboard with doors enclosing pigeon holes and shelves with a fall-front writing surface (U11106A) Funny how much use you can get out of books, love how they substituted stacked leather books in place of a coffee table.
24 leather-bound french dictionaries (UK15B)
England circa 1815 delightful english side table or night stand in mahogany with a rectangular molded edge top over one drawer (AT85), England circa 1880 Morris style reclining chair with a high back (AX165)France circa 1960 Panels of a vintage map on board from Air France (LSC20)
U.S. circa 1973 set of four abstract graphite pencil drawings signed by celebrated artist Michael Zansky (U92612M)
“They use to invite people to eat in the entrance or even in the bedroom, which was like a museum, they would stage their dinner parties throughout the house , with guests eating at tables upstairs and in the sitting room as well as in the hall.”
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