October 28, 2011

Friday Fave

I hope your weekend is as whimsical as this delightful and breathtaking work by renowned American artist John Singer Sargent!

John Singer Sargent (American 1856-1925)
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-1886
{image via The Tate Collection}



Happy Friday!

October 26, 2011

Halloween is just around the corner!

I love these spooky -and super cute- ideas from Pinterest!

{image via Pinterest}
{image via Pinterest}
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{image via Pinterest}
{image via Pinterest}






October 24, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Chartreuse & Co.

After a busy auction on Saturday, I decided to take a little road trip to Fredrick, Maryland to Chartreuse & Co.'s October Tag Sale for little extra design inspiration. I first discovered Chartreuse & Co. at Luckett's Spring Market.  Chartreuse & Co. is not your typical antique store...in fact they are only open once a month -typically the third weekend-- for tag sales and yard sales. 

The weather was perfect and the fall foliage was beautiful!  While I got there late on the third day, there were still great finds and deals.  Here are a few of favorite my inspirational pieces...













Happy Monday!

October 21, 2011

Friday Fave

Happy Friday! Enjoy this beautiful oil on canvas, titled "Autumn," by American Impressionist Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (1883-1951), via the James A. Michener Art Museum.

October 17, 2011

Auction Finds

Our European & American Furniture and Decorations auction is this Saturday at 10am.  There are some fantastic finds in the sale!  Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Lot 265, Limoges Gilt Decorated Dinner Service, Royal China, Circa 1920
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Lot 290, Set of Twelve Gilt Decorated Royal Crown Derby Plates, Pattern 3309
Retailed by Davis Collamore, New York, Dated 1900
Estimate $500-700

Lot 326, Federal Maple Triple-Chair Back Caned-Seat Settee
New York or New England, Second Quarter 19th Century
Estimate $800-1,200

Lot 334, Classical Gilt Convex Mirror, American or English, First Half 19th Century
Estimate $800-1,200

Lot 400, Pair of Continental Baroque Style Giltwood Pricket Candlesticks, Circa 1900
Estimate $700-900

Lot 453, Pair of Louis XVI Style Ormolu Mounted Parquetry Kingwood
and Tulipwood Chiffonières, Early 20th Century
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Lot 455, Louis XVI Style Giltwood Gros and Petit Point
Upholstered Fire Screen, Early 20th Century
Estimate $600-800

Lot 468, Louis XVI Light Blue and Greenish-Gray Painted Bergère
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Lot 491, Biedermeier Parcel Ebonized Birchwood
Secrétaire a Abattant,Circa 1825-1830
Estimate $1,500-2,500 

Lot 552, Victorian Brass Mounted Mahogany and
Elmwood Campaign Secrétaire Chest, Mid-19th Century
Estimate $500-700

Lot 552-open

Lot 554, Set of Four Regency Style Parcel Gilt Olive-Brown Painted
Beechwood Caned Armchairs, First Half 20th Century
Estimate $1,500-2,500


Lot 556, William IV Brass Mounted Mahogany Adjustable
Bedside Reading Table, Circa 1835
Estimate $600-800

Lot 560, Victorian Brass Mounted Mahogany Campaign
Chest of Drawers, Last Half 19th Century
Estimate $500-700


Check out the rest of the catalogue here!  What are your favorites?



{images via Weschler's}

October 14, 2011

Friday Fave

The leaves have finally started turning and it's beginning to feel (and smell) like fall!  This painting by local artist, Mary Page Evans, radiates autumn in Virginia.  It is named Shenandoah Jazz after all....

If you love Evans as much as I do, be sure to check out the retrospective of her work at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.  The exhibit,  Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans, opens March 31st and runs through May 27th, 2012.

Mary Page Evans, Shenandoah Jazz III, 2002
oil on linen, 48-1/2 x 59 inches


Have a great weekend!


{image via Mary Page Evans}

October 7, 2011

Friday Fave

Autumn is here!  Happy Friday!

Hans Hofmann (German, 1880-1966), Autumn Gold, oil on canvas, 1957
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.



October 6, 2011

Degas's Dancers at the Barre

The Phillips Collection's new exhibit, Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint, just opened this past Saturday...and I'm dying to go!  The exhibit focuses on Degas's ballerinas-the anatomy of the dancers and flow of their movements.  Around thirty works have been brought together, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper.  Here's a sneak peak:


Ballet Rehearsal, oil on canvas
Dancers at the Barre, oil on canvas
Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, pastel on paper
Two Dancers Resting, charcoal on paper
Dancer Moving Forward, Arms Raised, bronze
Dancers in Rose, pastel on paper


Can't wait till I can get to Dupont Circle to see the collection!


October 2, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Random Harvest Finds

Whenever I need a little extra inspiration oomph, I venture over to the Arlington Random Harvest. With it's polished design and changing inventory, it's easy to become inspired!