Molly Earl September 13, 2021 Interior Design
The showroom has been described as an Aladdin’s cave : rich chocolate walls showcase beautiful carved mirrors, furniture, lamps and accessories in room display which aim to inspire.
The carved mirrors, furniture, wall brackets and lighting come from a family-owned business in Florence with a long history in the art of woodcarving.
Deeply carved oval tuscan mirror with antiqued glass above a bronze occasional table. Regency-style chair, contemporary rust-finished floor lamp and grand burl veneer bookcase.
17th century neoclassic Italian-style hand-carved and painted mirror above a hand-painted credenza from Verona (remember Romeo & Juliet?). 18th century Baroque-style marble-topped console table with matching mirror while a waiting French-style sconces in oxidised pure silverleaf. Solid bronze candlesticks and harlequin mask from the costume designer for the Venice Opera House.
Lion lamp bases in hand-carved wood sit proudly onan 18th century French Baroque-style marble-topped console table with matching mirror while awaiting their handmade shades.
A small early 18th century Italian-style mirror and a pair of Louis XV-style candle stick lamps sit on an antique grey painted French Louis style console table under a simple multi-paned mirror flanked by charming carved monkey wall brackets.
17th century Tuscan-style queen-size bedhead, deeply hand carved and finished in antique grey with gold leaf highlights by Florentine artisans, offset by simple bed linen in white with natural linen borders.
They are completely handmade, taking 10 to 15 days to carve and finish in the various gold and silver leaf or painted finishes. These pieces are destined to become heirlooms and it’s good to know that only wood seasoned for a minimum of five years is used.
The cabinet-making process is carried out using the traditional method. Hand-painted chest of drawers and wardrobe.
There is also a range of contemporary lamps from Brescia, near Milan. Available in three heights and several finishes, these simple lamps are at home in any setting.
To complement the Italian collection, there are also wrought-iron, bronze and warm wood occasional tables, bookcases and quirky accessories from American company Theodore Alexander.