Of course, many of you have already purchased your tickets for the fabulous Winter Antiques Show – Young Collectors Night but we’re taking a tiny break from our Lyford Cay series to remind you that the date is nearly upon us! Mark your calenders for Thursday, January 31st from 7-9 PM and purchase your tickets now. There promises to be a tremendous turnout for this venerable chic-fest, and exhibitors will be going all out to bring their most marvelous pieces to showcase.
I stopped by the lovely Liz O’Brien Gallery just now to see some of what they’ll be bringing. A stand out for me is this very important parchment cabinet (below) with silver leafed interior and open cut-out glass top-lit shelves by Samuel Marx, whose restrained yet luxurious aesthetic make his designs quite timeless.
I could see this cabinet (filled, say, with a colorful collection of Asian porcelain), in a dining room with a modern Chinese-style wallpaper—arranged with an Alessandro Albrizzi Smoked-glass top octagonal dining table with Liz O’Brien Editions; Frances Side chairs; a Bagues rock crystal chandelier; and one of my “Groussay Grid” carpets from Doris Leslie Blau, this look is simply beyond fresh and glamorous!
I look forward to seeing you all on the 31st to share ideas on how pieces like these can be used in elegant and exciting ways that feel right for today’s collector. As mentioned before, It’ll be a win win evening—not only are you guaranteed a grand time but your ticket will be helping to support the East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx. It’ll be a fun experience that supports a good cause.
Admiring the beauty of it all at the Liz Obrien Gallery, I’m sporting a vintage Lodenfrey loden cape (feeling very Hubert de Givinchy), Michael Bastian fair isle wool cardigan, Tom Ford era Gucci purple cashmere turtleneck, J Brand Kane jeans, Tom Ford brown leather tasseled loafers, vintage Rolex watch and my fragrance is Creed Epicea.