A ROSY BEGINNING
This room is an eclectic mix of objects and eras from Victorian to retro French Provincial from cast metal to art glass. The framed artwork of R. Atkinson Fox and Hermann Rudisuhli mingle with Asti and Bradshaw Crandell. A retro wall mirror curio is adorned with old Czech & Austrian floral vases, Lefton birds, and Fenton hobnail candlesticks.
French Provincial end tables tie in with the French Provincial curio cabinet which is full of carnival, Fenton, slag, and vaseline glass of all ages, colors, and shapes. Throw pillows on the couches in vibrant shades pick up their subdued complements in the wool floor rug. The graceful lines of a Victorian etagere curio provides a display for antique silver, more floral vases and glass, Irish Belleek, and an Art Nouveau mirrored lamp. Clinging roses surround a modern bookcase which is host to antique books, a mechanical music box, and an unromantic but necessary stereosystem.
The mantel combines porcelain, pottery, and metal objects in its Art Deco motion lamp, Victorian portrait ewer, Art Nouveau clock, and vintage Irish Belleek. Frog princes and sweet bunnies scattered throughout the room add a touch of whimsy. The owner states this room is still a work in progress as the collection grows and the thrill of the hunt continues!