I mean, come on -- scoot over that pouf and get me a cocktail. Time for a tete a tete:
Silk velvet walls? Ribera St. Francis on the wall? Onyx obelisks, aluminum trim and crown molding, baseboard and coffee table all in tortoiseshell? Yes, please. Throw in the signed 18th century fauteils. It's all so terrible and expensive and perfect.
Well, lucky for me I could recreate this room, or at least poach some of its contents -- Wright is putting several on the block October 18th. Though not in this image, these 7 foot obelisks were doubtless somewhere in the same room:
And I HATE most poufs -- but these, in a moss suede, oval in form and contained in a slimming aluminum band are exactly what I'd like in my own living room, used in exactly the same way:
But really the best thing would be the tortoiseshell coffee table. Thankfully there are very, very few of these floating around -- Wright says "very rare" and honestly, I wonder if there are any others. The entire thing has a veneer in true tortoiseshell -- almost certainly the baseboard and crown molding are faux. God knows how many centuries-old tortoises bit the dust to cover this silly table, but isn't it gorgeous?
Feel free to bid on my behalf -- I'll forward my address to any interested parties.
UPDATE: Obelisks sold at the low end of their estimate at 5,000, the poufs sold for about 7 times the high estimate and achieved 20,000, while the coffee table went for a respectable 27,500. Sigh.