The Colour Verde

Picture 5In the decoration of an 18th century house in Paris’s 7th arrondissement, Verde Visconti began by allowing pieces from the owners’ collection to set the tone.


England 1860 inlaid checker board game (AT47) ,England circa 1870 bookcase (AX41Picture 15France circa 1850 pair of painted round wood columns with stone bases (J8B)

Picture 9The 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.”

U11106A 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)Picture 10 Funny how much use you can get out of books, love how they substituted stacked leather books in place of a coffee table.Picture 16

24 leather-bound french dictionaries (UK15B)

Picture 12AT85 AX165England 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)LSC20France circa 1960 Panels of a vintage map on board from Air France (LSC20)

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AT92AW248  England circa 1810 gueridon table with marble top and mahogany base (AT92), France circa 1900 set of 6 elegant dining chairs with black leather seats and saber legs (AW248)

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U.S. circa 1973 set of four abstract graphite pencil drawings signed by celebrated artist Michael Zansky (U92612M)

Picture 14“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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