The University College Dublin Newman House is an impressive Georgian town house lavishly decorated with some of the finest late baroque plasterwork of it's kind in Ireland. The venue shows itself to be one of the most distinctive elegant historical atmospheres available to the public at large in Ireland.
Newman House is an important landmark on St Stephen's Green. The house gets it name from the theologian and scholar Dr. John Henry Newman who was the rector for the Catholic University of Ireland. Today The Newman House comprises of two superb Georgian townhouses, which are particularly known for their elegant interior and spectacular plasterwork. The first, No.85 was built in 1738 and has fine stucco work by the Lafranchini (Read More.....)
The Great Houses Of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are almost entirely unknown. From the romantic 17th century Ashburnham House, nestling in the shadow of Westminster Abbey, through the splendid 18th century aristocratic palaces of the West End, to the curious and quirky arts and crafts houses of Holland Park and Kensington, to the cool modernist houses of Hampstead and the exuberant post-modern interiors of the last thirty years, every house has its own story to tell.
This book opens the door to more than forty houses, including various Embassies such as the (Read More.....)
Bennett and Judie Weinstock's apartment in Philadelphia is a classic example of English decorating. The home is featured in Architectural Digest. The rooms elegantly display their collections of English paintings, decorative accessories and furniture. In their living room a Chippendale sofa is paired with George II armchairs, while a low Chinese table functions as a coffee table. Off in the corner a George I secretary displays a spectacular collection which looks to be ironstone china. The bright canary painted walls add a punch of color to this traditional home. (Read More.....)
George II Green Japanned Bureau Bookcase -England, circa 1730 Mallett Antiques
An early 18th century green lacquer bureau bookcase attributed to Giles Grendey (1693-1780), decorated throughout with gilt chinoiseries on a green ground, the cresting in the form of a broken swan's neck pediment. The upper section has two doors fitted with shaped mirror plates of traditional Grendey form which open to reveal,on the reverse, large scale Chinese (Read More.....)
A Regency Painted and Parcel Gilt Chaise Longue
A chaise longue is French for a long chair. This type of chair was originally patterned by Egyptians, as a combination of a chair and a daybed. There are also many illustrations of gods and goddesses longing on this type of chair in Greek art. Romans used this type of chair during eating. They reclined on this type of chair to eat their meals. As you can see, this type of furnishing has been around for a very long time. Some modern examples include:
1. Wicker – Many modern (Read More.....)