Designer: Mark Hampton
Mark Hampton's style is the American version of English country. It's so very comfortable looking, and never stiff.
A chaise longue is a nice addition to a living room. It doubles as a sofa, and a wonderful place to read. This is Lot 125 in the Stair Galleries auction with an estimate of $500 - $700.
I love this Victorian rosewood etagere. It's so smart for display and books. The tapered style make this a great decorative piece of furniture, and so much better than a plain bookcase. This is Lot 55, it stands 54" tall, and has an estimate of $300 - $500.
A canterbury is the best for magazines! This Edwardian Anglo-Japanese bamboo and lacquer version is Lot 74, and has an auction estimate of $200 - $300. Put this next to the chaise longue for easy access to a good read.
This Regency brass inlaid rosewood games table makes a very chic console. Put this along the wall in the living room, or in the entryway. This is Lot 57 with an auction estimate of $800 - $1,200. Be creative with the tableau on top - add a pair of obelisks and a vase of flowers, and a wonderful mirror on the wall!
Another option for topping the table would be this Victorian painted cast iron and tin birdcage. This would add some chic 'architecture' to the tableau. This is Lot 132 with an auction estimate of $300 - $500.
If you have a small entryway, or want to create one where none exists, this Victorian painted cast iron and marble hall stand is a fabulous solution. This has everything you need - a small table for mail, a mirror, and an umbrella stand. The decorative detailing is wonderful. This is Lot 104 with an auction estimate of $300 - $500.
Mark Hampton was a classic designer who created rooms that you want to enter and make yourself at home. Create some of his look at the upcoming auctions at Christie's New York and Stair Galleries in Hudson, NY.