Living with antiques: No velvet ropes–a collection in New Jersey

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September/October 2011 | Called the last of the Georgians by the architect Robert A. M. Stern, Mott B. Schmidt dared to be unfashionable, stub­bornly designing traditional houses for town and country long after they were in favor.* Schmidt’s houses in the American Georgian manner usually relied on a restrained com­bination of red brick, dark shutters, and …

Living With Antiques: The Kentucky collection of Sharon and Mack Cox

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Step into Sharon and Mack Cox’s house in Richmond, Kentucky, and your eye might land first on the large stone fireplace at the end of their open living room. On one side of the hearth is a ballot box thought to have belonged to Cassius Marcellus Clay, an early Southern abolitionist and a founder of the Republican party. Above the …

Living with Antiques: Eighteenth-Century Modern

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Fig. 1. Grand salon at Montgeoffroy. The chairs are all by the Paris menuisier Jean-Baptiste Gourdin (maître 1748), 1772–1775. Above the mantel hangs a portrait of the maréchal de Contades’s daughter Françoise-Marie-Gertrude de Contades (1727–1776), later comtesse de Plouër. At the right is one of three matching marble-topped console tables original to the room, and just visible in the foreground …

At home with Christopher Dresser

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Photography by Paul Rocheleau| from The Magazine ANTIQUES, December 2009. | When you visit Janet and Lawrence Larose’s New York dining room, you are surrounded by hundreds of objects designed by Christopher Dresser. They are artfully arranged on a series of shelves: teacups perch on lily-pad saucers; frogs leap around a bowl; butterflies flit across cloisonné skies; and cranes are buffeted …