At Gallerie Decollect we believe that we have many really great clients and occasionally we are not only a retail outlet for them but rather an integral part in the design, search and selection of the items to complete their homes. What follows are some pictures of items originally sourced by Gallerie Decollect and now installed in the homes of our clients. We will be adding to this as we go along and in addition we will be showing some pictures of our own ever changing abode.
For one of our favorite clients, Gallerie Decollect assembled this rare and iconic Maurice Adams "Mayfair Modern" five piece lounge suite (two cocktail chairs not pictured) in blonde wood veneer and fluted black lacquer, designed in England in the late 30's. A similar set with the additional matching "Rocket Bar", camera left, resides in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, while various pieces from this fabulous set have been featured on the television series "Poirot" on A&E, "Upstairs Downstairs" on PBS and in almost as many films as Michael Caine! The magnificent piano and stool did not come from us (we wish that it had!) but nearly everything else did, including the English Photo Frames, American bird's eye maple, black lacquer and chrome Drum Table topped with an American chrome Faries Guardsman lamp by Bert Dickerson, Black Lacquer and Chrome Coffee Table and American Hendryx Bird Cage. The rare English Companion set by the Birmingham Guild and the Canadian mantle clock were also provided by us but the French Fire Surround & Screen, the Canadian Mirror and American Sconces were not.
The centrepiece of this room is the huge etched and illuminated glass clad chimney breast over the fireplace. It depicts a winged beauty in full flight and was originally a feature of Amelia Earhart's California residence during the 30's. When our client purchased this in L.A. it came with two photos of the original installation and so he had the whole wall and fireplace replicated. The English 'Tank Chairs' were provided by us, as was the Maurice Adam's Table together with the American chrome 'Diana the Huntress' lamp that stands between them. For the last few years we have been sourcing for our client the rare and iconic 1934 Lloyd Manufacturing couch and chair sets by Kem Weber. Two of these Weber chairs are pictured here and between them stands a glass and aluminum, Warren McArthur, two-tier table that was also provided by Gallerie Decollect. The massive stool is a family piece but the Christofle Bar Cart and the Chase pieces on it came from us as did the unusual streamline Royalechrome Torchiere standing in the corner. The excellent wall clock is a reproduction.
The huge brass chandelier was discovered by our client on his travels but Gallerie Decollect found the fabulous French Dining Room Suite housed in an Art Deco mansion to the North of Montreal, Canada that was about to be converted to a drug rehab facility. The house had originally been built as a wedding present for the daughter of the local mill owner by her father in 1933. The lucky couple were then dispatched to Paris for their honeymoon and to pick out furniture, fixtures and fittings for their new home. By 2006 most of the furniture had been sold off over the years but the Dining Room Suite comprising 26 pieces still remained and we immediately snapped it up. We provided the American Punch Fountain, as well as the Bel Geddes, Revere Magazine Rack, the pair of American chrome and black lacquered Table Torchieres and the American chrome framed hanging mirror above the large buffet. The French iron framed hanging mirror and the assorted photo frames are from the client's own collection.
This pair of very rare Maurice Adams cocktail chairs, found by Gallerie Decollect in pieces were originally designed for a luxury ocean going yachts and incorporate specially designed weighted bases for stability. They bookend the Chase 'Lazy-Boy' Smoking Stand designed by Walter Von Nessen in 1933. Above the grouping is a riveting Hurrell portrait of Marlene Deitrich
This rare 'Howell' Loveseat, designed in the mid 30's by Wolfgang Hoffman, was found in an abandoned railroad waiting lounge in Pennsylvania and now restored to its former glory it sits beneath a signed Andy Warhol print "Mammy" from the Myth Portfolio of 1981 purchased by our client when he was a young obsessive teenage collector!!!
The magnificent Maurice Adams Rocket Ship Bar viewd over the cloud crest of his matching couch placed under the original artwork for a set design for a 1929 production of Hamlet.