24 March 2009

objects of desire

Frances Elkins-the designer painted by Fred Lyon

"The Elkins Chair" by Bobo Intriguing Objects

The inspiration for the chair :

(read more about FE by clicking this link)

and then there is THIS Elkins piece:

An original Japanned desk with Frances Elkins provenance

Francis Elkins English Japanned Secretary (see more pictures, from Richard Norton Inc, Chicago IL. (on 1st dibs)

Late 18th / 20th Century
A late 18th Century Lacquered Slant Front Bevelled Mirrored Secretary with later refreshed Japanned Decoration executed in London under the direction of Francis Elkins for the famed Kersey Coates Reed House, Lake Forest IL by architect, David Adler.

Isn't it wonderful~

1 comment:

  1. hello dear one- what a beautiful secretary. Wish I had a Chinese red one. M.



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