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Magazine    February-March 2003


A Pucci Production in L.A.

Mannequin-maker-cum-furniture dealer Ralph Pucci artfully presents seven of the world's most rarefied designers at the Christopher Farr contemporary rug gallery

Symphony in Pink

It's the new neutral, but it's bound to be the focal point of any room, and the fabric companies are showing lots of it this spring
Royal Furniture Innovations

David Linley presents a suite of sleek, modernist furniture — the beauty is in the details
Light Dining

Belgian antiques and fine arts dealer Axel Vervoordt reveals an unusual taste for dining in Palm Beach

Coastal Retreats and Open House show us how breathtaking architecture can be

The Royal Wheelbarrow

In Sir David Linley's hands, even the lowly wheelbarrow makes an elegant statement

Copper Queen

Sarah Hardcastle supplies dealers and collectors across
the world with everything from copper to Quimper

Anthony Ingrao presents the most luxurious antiques in a most contemporary setting in Manhattan
Kerry Joyce's cabinets, tables, chairs and other furniture are classics for a lifetime
A sampling of what's in store at winter antiques fairs in New York and in Palm Beach
Japanese artist Kyoko Ibe's washi lights are paper fantasies
The fate of 24 seemingly lost works of art is traced in Missing Masterpieces

Design A through Z: A Wish List of furniture and decorative accessories from around the world
York Street Studio's leather tiles, hardware and furniture are all the fashion
Winhall Fabrics' latest collection of toiles, stripes and plaids is great for kids
A sampling of royal treasures from the world's leading dealers at the Biennale
Fabric manufacturers are showing sheers and organzas for fall
Books on David Adler, Ashley and Allegra Hicks' Design Alchemy and Berlin Interiors
The finest examples of boiserie paneling on view at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris
Three distinctly different bed designs available nationwide from Dessin Fournir
Two antiques dealers show how to create summer rooms
A collection of classic upholstered furniture by Greg Jordan for Scalamandre
Books on Le Corbusier, Antoni Gaudi and Santa Fe Houses & Gardens
A faux-bamboo table, whimsical chandelier and distressed French-style chairs from Niermann Weeks
Anne Hauck's second shop in Los Angeles showcases exotic 1930s and '40s finds
Derapage Design's Mark Sommerfield offers historically inspired decorative furniture, plus custom pieces
Supple and beautifully colored leather sofas and chairs at Hexagon in Los Angeles
Books on John Stefanidis, Native American art and contemporary architects
Metaphor Bronze offers an array of art bronze tiles that celebrate nature, art and design
Armenian and modern carpets at Tufenkian's new showroom in Los Angeles
Wherever Willem Racké points his brush, decorative paint magic occurs
Frank Pollaro's Art Deco-style doggie bed is extraordinarily chic
Paris's longtime antiques show, the Biennale, steps into the 21st century
English contemporary rug designer Christopher Farr opens a gallery in Los Angeles
Architects go ga-ga over Spanish designer Gloria de Palleja's primo furniture
M Group and Donald Kaufman give paint lessons in New York
London antiques dealer John Hobbs auctions off 118 signature pieces
Sir David Linley's wood garden furniture makes an elegant statement
An array of copper accessories is available through Jonof

Appley Hoare's old French country furnishings and garden pots are a hit on London's Pimlico Road
An epic auction of modernist icons at Butterfields in Los Angeles
Robert Kuo's gigantic copper fruit and animal sculptures and his intricate cloisonné are amazing
A first-ever sale of designers' favorite antiques and furniture at Sotheby's
Major finds at the Los Angeles Antiques Show and XXe Siecle in Paris
The contemporary chinoiserie and japanning techniques of English furniture master Martin Pierce

New York architect Campion Platt's innovative and stylish new Campaign furniture collection
An exhibit of luxurious Italian damasks and silks inspired by a 15th-century Venetian mural
Architect Rudolf Schindler's redwood furniture designs from the 1920s are being reproduced
Frogs, flowers and fruit find their way onto spring fabrics
How a precious Tiffany vase was found on the floor of a Scottish inn and made it to auction

Mady Jourdan of Reymer-Jourdan shows French antiques with a flair at her shop in New York
An unusual cache of Georgian doors at Crowther of Syon Lodge in England
Antiques on Show: Arts of Pacific Asia in Manhattan, the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht
Read about one of America's leading tastemakers in Van Day Truex
Now you, too, can cover your walls in cork as Marcel Proust once did

A fascinating look at the private and public spaces of Belgian antiquarian Axel Vervoordt
Antiques dealers around the world get Palm Beach fever every winter
San Francisco's most unusual vintage Asian furniture source is Evelyn's
Solid teak outdoor benches and chairs in the English tradition from BarlowTyrie
Richard Shapiro has gone from collecting Italian antiques to opening a gallery to sell them

Charles Edwards of London masterfully recreates traditional English and French lanterns
Lunch with a duchessa? A Private View of Italy arranges exclusive visits to private palazzo
Christopher Norman's new L.A. showroom is proof that the ancienne regime look is still alive
An exhibit of Hedrich Blessing's artistic architectural photography at Chicago's Architech gallery
San Francisco's The Butler & The Chef sources vintage French bar and kitchen furniture

Antique French flooring, fountains, fireplace surrounds and pots at Exquisite Surfaces
The Phillips auction house makes a comeback in the areas of furniture and decorative arts
Christie's launches in Paris with several major sales, including Lagerfeld
Interior designers's most imaginative table settings on view at Dining by Design
Books reviewed: East Coast Rooms and The Genius of Robert Adam

New York's well-known antiques dealer John Rosselli takes his furnishing ideas to Washington, D.C.
Hamilton Weston can reproduce entire wallpaper patterns from a swatch
A small, rare collection of 16th-century Chinese lacquered furniture at Grace Wu Bruce in London
Julian Barrow's architectural portraits, now on exhibit in New York, are highly sought after
Martin Pierce's armoires, tables and chairs are more than furniture, they're sculpture
Design buffs will enjoy Interior Elite and The World of Biedermeier
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy freshens up McGuire's bamboo and rattan furniture
International dealers show their best at antiques fairs in San Francisco and in New York
Leonard Pardon is a master at painting marble patterns and wood grains on floors and ceilings
Splinter Design's furniture is whimsical, yet highly functional
A stylish shagreen table from J. Robert Scott and 1950s retro fabrics from F. Schumacher
Books reviewed: onetree and Manor Houses of England

Jean-Marie Rossie of Aveline occupies the throne as doyen of Paris's prestigious antiques dealers
Barbara Butler’s fantastical custom play structures appeal to adults and children alike
New showrooms in Miami and Los Angeles include Protomaster, Thomas Lavin and JBN
David Easton's elegant new English-style woven and print fabrics for Lee Jofa
Antiques consultant Philip Hewat-Jaboor hunts the world for rare and unusual furniture and objects
Veedon Fleece's newest contemporary and silk carpets and a review of The Good Home

Corinna Gordon shows how she entertains outdoors in Montecito and in the South Pacific
Richard Kaleh’s stone planters, pots and pedestals are a world commodity
The remarkable murals of decorative painter Jocelyn Couvelaere
Bennison's faded English floral prints debut in Los Angeles
Todd Merrill exits Christie’s and hangs his shingle as an antiques dealer in Manhattan
Phillips encores in Scotland with another furniture and paintings sale in Edinburgh

Paris Ceramics showrooms display an amazing array of rare antique stone flooring
The Wiseman Group’s elaborate and very decorative curtain treatments fire the imagination
The Carre Rive Gauche in Paris is perhaps the largest antiques neighborhood in the world
America’s top fabric companies get patriotic with their designs
Giati’s Martimo teak chaise is an ideal recliner for reading Garden Eden

Elisa Stancil elevates decorative painting to an art form
M Group on incorporating tribal art in residential interiors
Monumental antique through 20th-century rugs at Keshishian in New York
Johnny Grey cooks up designs for social kitchens
Country Houses of Sweden reviewed, plus sources for Gustavian and painted furniture
Sir Edwin Lutyens’s architectural lighting designs
Clodagh’s impressive interiors for Robert Redford and others in Total Design
Hélène Henry’s Art Déco fabrics; 1920s furniture at Maison Gerard
Donghia’s new collection of furniture recalls the glamour of 1940s Cuba
A touch of Europe in San Francisco at Patina Atelier Antiques
Vicente Wolf’s carpets for Tufenkian are works of art for the floor
Bill Sofield’s collection of must-have pieces for Baker Furniture
Auction of Raymond Loewy’s designs for JFK and for NASA
Book Reviews: Decorative Floors of Venice, Lancaster House, Hopkins2
Design and Antiques Fairs in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and New York

Custom furniture maker Frank Pollaro's secrets on the art of woodworking
See the magnificent furniture and paintings auctioned off from Gianni Versace's estate
Glorious colors and textures in Manuel Canovas's new fabrics for spring
A hit parade of postwar and pre-war designs at L.A. Modern Auctions
Larson Juhl hits gold with its water-gilded frames made in France
The extravagant designs of the late style impresario Tony Duquette auctioned at Christie's
A collection of Chinese Art Deco furniture and posters at Kim3
See what brings Elton John, Jerry Hall and many decorators to Guinevere on King's Road
The silky Tibetan carpets from England’s Veedon Fleece are highly sought after
ArchiTech brings 300 years of intriguing architectural art to collectors
A rare Coade chimneypiece at Crowther of Syon Lodge in London
Reviews of The Finest Houses of Paris, Antiquaires and Christie's auction of movie posters
A unique collection of Jean Royere upholstered furniture at the Alan Koppel Gallery
Barbara Barry's latest designs for Baker Furniture
Madeline Stuart's contemporary rugs for Aga John
Web Masters: The Lowy company has its inventory of antique frames on the web
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings's furniture at Galerie Eric Philippe
Encore Andrée! Designer Andrée Putman's 6 Easy Pieces for Pucci in New York
Christine Van Der Hurd launches a striking retail rug collection in London
The dealers' finest on view at Paris's Biennale des Antiquaires
Josef Hoffman's classic nesting tables are back
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