03 mai 2020

Le château de Villette, signé Jacques Garcia

Le château, tel qu’il apparaît au bout d’une allée de platanes, depuis l’un des deux lacs qui l’entourent. © Réalisation Thibaut Mathieu / Photo Julien Oppenheim. Le vestibule, dans sa grandeur minérale, et son élégant escalier agrémenté d’une tapisserie XVIIIe. Lanterne en bronze doré début XIXe, applique d’époque Louis XV et fauteuil en cannage et cuir XVIIIe. © Réalisation Thibaut Mathieu / Photo Julien Oppenheim.  La salle à manger est l’une des plus belles pièces du château, avec ses boiseries d’époque, restaurées... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2020

Château de Digoine

The early-1700s north façade of Château de Digoine—the recently restored Burgundy home of French collector and television producer Jean-Louis Remilleux—is framed by an English-style landscape. Photo: Pascal Chevallier A model of Digoine stands in a vitrine in the central salon; 18th-century alabaster urns are isplayed on bronze pedestals that once graced the storied Hôtel Lambert in Paris. Photo: Pascal Chevallier Resting beneath a mirror in the same room is a gilt-wood canapé that belonged to the 18th-century hostess Madame... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2020

Sotheby's unveils 'Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors'

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveils nearly 1,000 items on offer in Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors, an auction dedicated to the personal collection of interior designer legend Mario Buatta. Most influenced by the understated elegance of Colefax & Fowler and the doyenne of exuberant American décor, Sister Parish, Mario Buatta reinvented the English Country House style stateside for clients such as Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, Mariah Carey, Patricia Altschul and for Blair House, the President’s guest... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

'BVLGARI. Tribute to Femininity, Magnificent Roman Jewels' at the Moscow Kremlin Museums

  Brooches and earrings. BVLGARI, 1959-1969. Gold, platinum, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, fancy yellow diamonds. Bulgari Heritage Collection. For the first time in Russia, the Moscow Kremlin Museums will hold a retrospective exhibition, presenting pieces of high jewellery art by world-known Italian Maison BVLGARI, which history dates back more than a hundred and thirty years. Over four hundred unique pieces of high-end jewellery from the Bulgari Heritage Collection, as well as pieces from the private... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2018

Contents from the homes of legendary aesthete Pierre Bergé to be offered in Paris

PARIS.- Sotheby’s et Pierre Bergé & Associés ont l’honneur d’annoncer la vente du contenu des dernières résidences de Pierre Bergé, qui aura lieu du 29 au 31 octobre 2018 chez Sotheby’s à Paris. Toujours fidèle à ses actions de mécénat, Pierre Bergé a choisi de faire bénéficier les fondations Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, et Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, d’une partie du produit de la vente publique mais aussi de celui de la vente d’autres biens. Trois jours de vente seront ainsi nécessaires à la dispersion de... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2017

Palermo Chinese palace

Characterized by an unusual mix of architectural styles, the Chinese house was designed and built in 1799 by G. Venancio Marvuglia according to the taste of the "chinoiseries" turn of the century, on commission of King Ferdinand III of Bourbon, who stayed there for a long time during the forced residence in Sicily. The sovereign will hosted several friends and among the distinguished guests and admired this building is a must also remember the visit of Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton. The... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2017

Prince Charles Renovated This Incredible Historic Scottish Home

Prince Charles (known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland) stands at the entrance to the Tapestry Room of Dumfries House, which was preserved for posterity through his efforts. Designed by the brothers Adam and furnished by cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, Dumfries House is considered the most gloriously intact 18th-century house in Scotland.   The ceiling in the entrance hall features ornate plaster ornamentation; a mahogany-and-brass grand orrey is situated between Doric columns. The floors are stone.   ... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2016

A private apartment in Florence, Italy

A private apartment in Florence, Italy. © Photo Francesca Pagliai
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17 août 2016

Conservation of the "Chinese Cabinets" in Schönbrunn Palace on course for completion

 Chinese Cabinet in Schönbrunn Palace. VIENNA.- Much of the conservation work on the "Chinese" Round Cabinet, part of the exquisite East-Asian interior decoration in Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, has been completed, and work on the "Chinese" Oval Cabinet continues full steam ahead. The conservation work is based on a concept developed with the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Small and exclusive: the "Chinese Cabinets" in Schönbrunn Palace with their East-Asian decoration were not originally intended... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

Kedleston Hall

Caesars’ Hall, the everyday ground-floor entrance hall at Kedleston Hall. ©National Trust Images/Nadia Mackenzie Part of the Marble Hall at Kedleston Hall. ©National Trust Images/Dennis Gilbert The Marble Hall at Kedleston. ©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert Pause amongst the pillars... at Kedleston. ©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert The Drawing Room at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. The chimneypiece and ceiling were designed by Paine, while the doorcases and sofas are slightly later additions by Robert Adam. ©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie... [Lire la suite]