09 juillet 2011

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier.

The Givenchy Royal Hanover Chandelier. A German silver eight-light chandelier by Balthasar Friedrich Behrens, Hanover, delivered 13 september 1736, designed by the King's Architect William Kent. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 With fluted and acanthus-clad ring handle headed by an acanthus baluster knop, rising to an everted openwork acanthus calyx forming the cul-de-lamp and a central fluted vase-shaped standard with ovolo border at the shoulder flanked by four addorsed and acanthus-wrapped sphinx floating on acanthus,... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2010

"Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill" @ The V&A

The Walpole Cabinet, designed by Horace Walpole and William Kent, cabinet attributed to William Hallett, figures by J.F. Verskovis and medallions by Andrea Pozzo, 1743. Museum no. W.52-1925 LONDON.- A new V&A exhibition will examine Horace Walpole’s extraordinary collection and evoke the magnificent interiors of his house Strawberry Hill, Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. Following extensive restoration by the Strawberry Hill Trust the house is set to reopen in 2010. The exhibition will bring... [Lire la suite]