In fashion it’s often said that everything old is new again, and that rings true not just for the haute couture mavens with eyes on the catwalk, but in the world of interior design and decorating as well. What was once relegated to a dusty corner of grandmother’s china cabinet, or piled in the attic behind blanket chests and trundle beds, antiques and the elements of design that they inspire, have been trending at the forefront of interior decorating and fine furnishings.
Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery is delighted to be offering designer furniture from the private collection of a noted East Coast tastemaker, whose flair for collecting has leant towards the acquisition of more contemporary furnishings with the familiar shapes found in traditional French furniture. Provincial armchairs with bold and vibrant upholstery appear fresh, not fussy, and marble topped commodes with elaborate hardware complement the masculine look of chaise lounges with allover button tufting.
While always encouraged to think outside the box, today’s buyers and collectors are guided not only by a magazine’s glossy spread, but by their own intuition and tastes. Now, an appreciation for the traditional does not necessarily mean a departure from the cutting edge, nor do different periods of design have to compete for attention. When paired with the sleek lines of minimalism or Italian futurism, the curves and scrolls of Rococo and Baroque-inspired furniture add a dash of daring and a nod to classic aesthetics. While trends are ever-changing at an even more rapid pace, great style and design sense always endure. It’s no wonder that contemporary makers are looking to the past to inspire their current pieces; after all, a classic is a classic for a reason.
Let your imagination and passion take hold this summer at Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, and liven up your living spaces with an exciting piece of furniture or two that will be sure to start plenty of conversations – and keep them talking! – for years to come. This collection, along with many more furnishings, garden accents, architectural elements, lighting and decorative arts will be offered on June 11 and 12, 2016 as part of Great Gatsby’s three-day summer sale.