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RETURNING TO CARLTON HOBBS WITH LARSON HARLEY

James Andrew at Carlton Hobbs. Photo by Larson Harley

James Andrew at Carlton Hobbs. Photo by Larson Harley

Many of our WIJW readers will recall a lovely piece we did some time ago promoting the superlative Carlton Hobbs Gallery at The Winter Antiques Show. Revisit it here: Soon, The Winter Antiques Show, Young Collectors Night! We were fortunate enough to be captured then at Carlton Hobbs by the superb photographer, Larson Harley.

With the great success of that last post, I was thrilled to return recently to celebrate Carlton Hobbs and again have the opportunity to work with Larson Harley. Our best blog posts are a combination of exceptional location, ensemble and brilliant photographer – dressing up to go to the Carlton Hobbs Gallery with photographer Harley is the perfect trifecta!

At the Carlton Hobbs Gallery.

At the Carlton Hobbs Gallery.

At the Carlton Hobbs Gallery.

At the Carlton Hobbs Gallery.

Located in the former home of the illustrious socialite, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, Carlton Hobbs Gallery provides the most brilliant backdrop for so many rare 17th, 18th, and 19th century objects and works of art. It is a delight to visit them – one is always rendered breathless by the beauty of it all.

Detail of a George III birdcage tripod table top set with a decorative scheme employing Chinese and Japanese ceramic fragments and mother of pearl at Carlton Hobbs

Detail of a George III birdcage tripod table top set with a decorative scheme employing Chinese and Japanese ceramic fragments and mother of pearl at Carlton Hobbs

Detail of an exquisite Adelaide Green porcelain tabletop by Copeland & Garrett at Carlton Hobbs.

Detail of an exquisite Adelaide Green porcelain tabletop by Copeland & Garrett at Carlton Hobbs.

If one is in need of the unusual and the sublime certainly Carlton Hobbs should be at the top of the list!

For the above image (top), I’m feeling like a bohemian aristocrat surrounded by so much splendor! I’m sporting a Moroccan style bottle green velvet jacket from De Velasco Tangier, Tom Ford purple cashmere turtleneck sweater and leopard slippers, Phineas Col, Paul Stuart wool tartan pants, Cartier Tank Divan watch, and my fragrance is “Fucking Fabulous” from Tom Ford.

5 Comments

  1. JAMES!!!! Isn’t that where I first met you? I was with David Patrick Columbia!
    I swear it was!

    What a lucky day it was for me!

    Penny

  2. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penny,

    I think you may be correct – a fabulous fete at Carlton Hobbs.

    They are so impossibly chic and just get everything right!

    Much Love

    JA

  3. That impossibly divine table….I saw at the San Francisco Antiques Show Last year….(2016)!! I almost fainted…..and photographed it!

    It is impossibly sublime. We love the same things!

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    Yes indeed!

    You have the most exquisite taste – so thrilled to hear you think we are like minded spirits!

    Much Love

    JA

  5. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    This means the world to me -coming from you with your exquisite eye and exceptional taste!

    Much Love

    JA

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