Speaking of which, it's been a while since I've toured you around Tone on Tone. With a new shipment that just arrived, now is the perfect time. Here are some of my favorite new arrivals. Click on photo for enlarged view.
First up is this Swedish green-grey painted sideboard. This is a classic Gustavian sideboard with its raised gallery, reeded diamonds, and symmetrical arrangement of drawers over doors. I think it looks so fresh with the creamware and ironstone pieces. To dress it up, I would hang a giltwood mirror, in silver or gold, above.
Also from the Gustavian period is this stepback linen press in 2 parts. The flanking chairs are French in the Louis XVI style.
Notice how the raised panel doors follow the arch of the bonnet top.
Mix it up! Here is a Swedish Gustavian style 72" long sideboard with a pair of Italian cast iron urns and a very French still-life painting. I love the modernity of the contemporary frame against the classical urns. Many thanks to Richard at Artisans Art and Frame (Washington, DC - Ph: 202-333-4093) for suggesting this fabulous gold-leaf frame with gesso over wash.
From the village of Forsa in Halsingland, Sweden is this 1790-1800s original painted table with lipped top, long drawer, and carved leaf-tip apron.
A 19th century Swedish Gustavian style vitrine cabinet (for books or china) next to a 20th century French mahogany etagere. The classical style oval plaster plaque is Continental European.
Antique European ironstone china: still fresh and fabulous as ever! Notice all the pieces here have a rounded / barrel form.
Can you help me identify the subjects in the above plaque?
A life-size squirrel statuette perched on a cricket table from a tavern - both from England.
One of my favorites in the shipment is this Rococo campaign secretary in 3 parts, each with its own set of iron handles.
The interior of the top piece is also washed in a beautiful blue-green color.
I've styled this blue-gray oval pedestal table with pewter and tin accessories.
A green-gray Swedish secretary with reeded medallion motif.
This pair of narrow nightstands is perfect for that small bedroom.
This Gustavian settee has been scraped back to its early painted surface. The slats, rails, and apron all have that signature Gustavian reeding.
This super comfy Swedish tubchair is from a prior shipment. I had it reupholstered in a Rogers and Goffigon "tone-on-tone" linen.
Above and below: a mix of Swedish and French. The 2 small French landscapes have such an impact when grouped together. Separated, they seem to underwhelm. They hang above a Swedish pedestal cabinet.
I hope you have enjoyed this tour!