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Wallpaper In Vogue

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I love to use historic hand printed wallpapers in the spaces I create, and they really are a signature of my high end classic interior. Recently the illustrious antiques dealer Mallett had a spectacular exhibition of vintage wallpapers titled “Wallpapers In Vogue” in collaboration with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, the renowned expert in the field.

The exhibition included a number of papers that were shown for the first time in the United States, and I was thrilled to have been able to view some of these outrageously beautiful works of art in person. This was a sampling of the best of the best, and one of the most extensive selections of French wallpapers that has been assembled in America for many years.

Mallet was the perfect venue for such a collection. Sadly the exhibition has ended, but not to worry – one can still enjoy all the beauty of what I was able to enjoy in Carrolle Thibaut-Pomerantz’s stunning new book, “Wallpaper: a history of style and Trends.”

The panoramic scenic, Les Rives du Bosphore, was designed and printed by Joseph Dufour before 1812.

The panoramic scenic, Les Rives du Bosphore, was designed and printed by Joseph Dufour before 1812.

Jardin Anglais, formerly known as Jardin de Bagatelle, was manufactured by  Joseph Dufour’s Mâcon firm in Paris before 1804 and designed by Pierre-Antoine Mongin.

Jardin Anglais, formerly known as Jardin de Bagatelle, was manufactured by Joseph Dufour’s Mâcon firm in Paris before 1804 and designed by Pierre-Antoine Mongin.

Jardin de Bagatelle (detail).

Jardin de Bagatelle (detail).

Standing in front of “Jardin Anglais” I’m wearing a slate blue corduroy jacket with leather and steel buttons, by Gucci, a white and forest green stripe shirt with french cuffs by Turnbull and Asser, Seaman Schepps silver pearl and pale blue sapphire cuff links, Charvet Paris white and forest green retro print silk pocket square, black wool flannel pant by Gucci, “Blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle by Hermes, Lanvin teal/turquoise suede sneakers.

International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show II

James Andrew at the Mallett booth. photo by Nicholas Turner.

James Andrew at the Mallett booth. photo by Nicholas Turner.

The wonderfully inviting atmosphere and refreshing perspective at Mallett makes them one of my favorites at the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show. Whether you are furnishing your palace or just looking for that one magnificent touch to take your interior to the level of sublime, I suggest you begin with Mallet. I’m including some images below of a few of the items on display. I can see these spectacular museum quality pieces enhancing a variety of diverse interiors – certainly a couple of these will work beautifully in upcoming projects!

Empire Mahogony


An Empire mahogany library table by Jacob.

 A pair of Piedmontese painted commodes.

A pair of Piedmontese painted commodes.

One of a very fine pair of George I pier mirrors from Denham Palace

One of a very fine pair of George I pier mirrors from Denham Palace.

(top) I’m wearing a Gucci black pinstripe wool crepe suit, Turnbull and Asser purple cotton shirt with contrast white collar and French cuffs, Seaman Schepps black pearl cufflinks, silver chain link belt and black python “Playboy” loafers both by Gucci, grass green silk pocket square by Ralph Lauren.