Monday, May 2, 2011

Own some Mark Hampton style!

Mark Hampton (1940 - 1998) is another classic designer with pieces from interiors he designed coming up at auction. Stiar Galleries has an auction of the Interior of a Connecticut House May 13th, and Christie's has a Park Avenue Interior on June 6th in New York.

Both photos from Architectural Digest of Mark Hampton interiors

Photo via the blog Style Beat

His interiors stand the test of time, in my view, and he wasn't afraid to use color. Note the brown walls in two of the rooms. 

Stair Galleries hasn't posted their on-line catalogue yet, but here are a few items from their preview.

They have some very smart pieces in the May 13th auction. It's an Exposition auction, which means no reserves. I would anticipate much lower price points than the Christie's auction.  I love the bird cage. It's such a chic architectural model of sorts. 

The Christie's  catalogue is full if photos from the actual rooms that the pieces came from. Makes it fun to see them in situ. 

In this dining room the chairs are Lot 112, and include a set of 16 ebonized and parcel-gilt chairs. They have an auction estimate of $8,000 - $12,000. The dining table is Lot 113. This is a mahogany and parcel-gilt twin pedestal table with an auction estimate of $3,000 - $5,000. It has two additional leaves.

This console tableau includes a pair of Italian mottled red and white grained, and black marble veneered obelisks. These are Lot 117 and have an auction estimate of $4,000 - $6,000. Lot 118 is a George IV rosewood and parcel-gilt breakfront cabinet, circa 1925 and adapted. It has an auction estimate of $8,000 - $12,000.

In this scene, the mirror is a Regency giltwood and ebonized convex mirror. It is early 19th century but also has some carving of a later date. This is Lot 1 and has an auction estimate of $4,000 - $6,000. The table is an early 19th century Regency ebonized and parcel-gilt center table with a marble top. This is Lot 2, with an auction estimate of $4,000 - $6,000. These two items will set the tone of the auction. I love the look, and just add the topiaries to finish tableau.

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