Enjoy a lush interior blending the Neoclassical with Renaissance design, pristine Antiques with elegant Modern accents, and positively overflowing with art. Over 125 fine art paintings by both local, nationally and internationally known artists. Figural, plein air, still life, abstract, landscapes, mixed media, etchings – antique, vintage and contemporary. Bronze sculptures abound. Sophisticated room sized rugs are placed throughout the estate, as well as charming decorative area rugs. For chair lovers, more than 80 chairs await your discovery: throne style, hallway, dining, wingback, boudoir, club style and accent chairs, in carved wood, fine leather, French silk, chintz, chenille, velvet, tapestry, wool and more. A collection of custom stools, ottomans, hassocks, and benches encompasses wrought iron, leather, velvet, whimsically upholstered and carved pieces, from vanity seats, to long benches…intriguing accents for the home. Several sofas throughout the estate – in splendid prints and solid colors, many in down, upholstered in damask, velvet, quality chintzes, and Italian leather, all with fine details. Accent pieces include an umbrella stand, a coat rack with charming squirrel decoration, hand painted sewing table, antique sewing table with interior compartments, Edwardian style library step/seat, stunning leather wrapped trunk on its own stand, and an extraordinary Biedermeier trunk with a lift top and interior drawers. A monumental Victorian-inspired wooden birdcage, dining furnishings include a fine Georgian antique sideboard as well as sideboards in Chinoiserie and Provincial styles, a grand Henredon dining table with 10 chairs richly upholstered in crimson damask, and refined matching chests of drawers. Lighting is the “jewelry of a home” and this home is richly appointed with lamps of every type including Meissen porcelain, art glass, crystal, blanc de chine, wrought iron, crystal drop, and intriguing figural lamps in styles from neoclassical to contemporary. Shop lovely armoires: in French oak with French toile lining, knotted pine, a handsome bar cabinet, an armoire/secretary, a hand painted console cabinet to use as your lifestyle pleases. Tables abound in each room: coffee tables, side tables, tromp l-oeil style library tables, parlor tables, a whimsical “stacking books” table, tray style tables, tripod tables, center tables, console tables – antiques plus fine contemporary pieces by the likes of Maitland Smith, Drexel Heritage and more. For the office, or home executive office, choose a diminutive French secretary, a fine executive desk, or a classic writing desk, library shelves and a selection of office/library accessories. A Native American collection of Kachinas, baskets, beadwork, and original art on paper, hide, and wood. For entertaining, see the sterling silver Wallace Grand Baroque 118 piece flatware set, including a massive collection of serving pieces. Charming collections of sterling silver, including animal miniatures, exotic servers, pitchers, bowls, nut/bon-bon dishes, and an exquisite sterling tea set and tray decorated with Chinese figural designs. The kitchen is its own grand and enticing world where you will find over 20 china sets and breakfast/luncheon sets by Haviland Limoges, Dresden, Meissen, Wedgwood, Herend, Royal Copenhagen, and more, serving pieces, cake plates, tea sets, vases, platters, trays from Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and England, many sets of colored crystal barware from classic etched styles to modern art glass in cobalt, cranberry, emerald, and gold hues, a 100 piece set of Baccarat stemware in a variety of sizes in pristine condition. Enter a grand master closet filled with women’s vintage haute couture by Valentino, Escada, Givenchy and others in a broad range of sizes, and featuring a large array of swoon-worthy “after 5 looks” formal wear, fine handbags, and shoes by Jimmy Choo, Prada, and Manolo Blahnik, among others, a like-new set of T. Anthony luggage, and assorted vanity table delights such as perfumes, mirrors, and accessories. Carefully chosen softgoods for the bed and kitchen abound – from fine table linens to luxurious bed appointments. While the highlights of this estate will fully occupy the imagination, the lovingly curated smaller details – and hundreds of them – are guaranteed to charm! Allow time for that third trip around the home, and enjoy the remarkable views while you are there!
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