Editorial Inspiration

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A chess set collection is on display in the October issue of Elle Decoration UK.

 

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It’s Only Logical

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

– Albert Einstein

I am always excited to go back to work, to find inspiring antiques that can challenge a designer, to use some bold and new piece in an unpredictable way. The use of busts and models have been used to decorate spaces for years, but replacing a carved bust with a scientific phrenology head, now that’s a challenge.

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 B54 B52

Sweden circa 1900 collection of phrenology busts in a red box (B54), Sweden circa 1900 collection of phrenology busts in glass dome (B52)

AZ81

Belgium circa 1880 phrenology model head (AZ81)

Image from Purificacion Garcia

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