To-die-for gorgeous: Florian Papp Inc. - George III Style Marquetry Inlaid Serpentine Console
A Pair of Large Oval Carton-Pierre Mirrors
- Circa 1780
“A pair of large oval Carton-Pierre mirrors with urn crestings, the handles issuing tiers of draping husks supported by scrolled foliate ornament, the glass plate having a gadrooned border, the base decorated by swaged husks and leafy fronds with apposing c scrolls.”
Available through Clinton Howell Antiques
This chimneypiece costs more than my parents’ first home… but that hardly makes it less stunning as an object. Worth noting: the unusual use of Sicilian Jasper in the center frieze, the symmetrical-but-unique carved designs on each pilaster.