19th Anniversary

19th Anniversary 90 www.afamag.com | w ww.incollect.com facing page A vintage 1960s Valentino jaguar coat is repurposed to cover Michael Taylor’s “Frog Chair” in this vignette from a San Francisco Bay-view living room. One of a pair of walnut, ivory and ebonized Louis XIV concave block front commodes from late 17th-century Italy is placed in front of a floor-to-ceiling mirrored panel; these flank the fireplace. The Gerbes sconce, also one of a pair, is by French furniture artist and sculptor Jacques Duval Brasseur and is signed and dated 1978. Photo by Matthew Millman. The delicate, intricate detail in a pair of Italian neoclassical walnut and fruitwood marquetry commodes from the second half of the 19th century is echoed by the patterning on a 19th century Sultanabad rug. Similarly, the lines of the artwork, Untitled (nude) by David Smith speak to the veining of the marble-topped coffee table. Such pairings create subtle harmony and balance within groups of eclectic pieces. Photo by Edward Addeo.