But a married lady.
Emily Evans Eerdmans writes an erudite blog, writes books, namely, Classic English Design and Antiques and a favourite of mine- Regency Redux. Emily is working on a book about the one and only Madeleine Castaing. Everyone that follows Emily's blog is bowled over by her wit-especially her wit and wisdom.
Now-what to give her as a wedding present?
No, Money is no object. (it's playlike)
But always a realist-It can not be ridiculously over the top.
So-I asked myself-what would Mme. Castaing do?
I have No idea,
But perhaps she would say-something like
Make it wonderful.
I hope this chandelier arrives safely. It will always be a pain to take down, to crate, to move- But it will always Go...
with that Jansen table.
image from here
See Emily's post about the table here
The GIFT: A five light Wedgewood Porcelain mounted Chandelier-from 1st dibs, Carlton Hobbs LLC- The circular shaft, centered by an Etruscan vase, is connected to an inverted dish decorated with a relief of repeating classical figures and foliate motifs, and is centered by an inverted turned knop. The plain cylindrical upturned arms terminating in foliate drip pans. From each arm is suspended a classical amphora decorated in relief with Classical figural and foliate decoration.( and thank you to Carlton Hobbs for not disclosing the price)
Read JUST WED by Emily here
Read Emily's posts about Madeleine Castaing here
1st & 2nd images from Emily here