my cohabitation: stuff with history

For the love of a breeze.
French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700

For the love of a breeze.

French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700

Let me eat cake. On this.
Venetian blown glass, 1902

Let me eat cake. On this.

Venetian blown glass, 1902

Hydration Motivation.
Maison Keller Frères, Paris, 1900

Hydration Motivation.

Maison Keller Frères, Paris, 1900

A destination is unnecessary.
Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950

A destination is unnecessary.

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950

To celebrate Bastille Day.
Pre-Revolutionary Vieux Cognac “Clos du Griffier” from 1788, via the wine cellar of La Tour d’Argent.

To celebrate Bastille Day.

Pre-Revolutionary Vieux Cognac “Clos du Griffier” from 1788, via the wine cellar of La Tour d’Argent.

It’s what they call a statement piece.
Carousel bed designed by Rex Whistler in Cecil Beaton’s Circus bedroom, ca 1930s at Ashcombe House (now home to Guy Richie)

It’s what they call a statement piece.

Carousel bed designed by Rex Whistler in Cecil Beaton’s Circus bedroom, ca 1930s at Ashcombe House (now home to Guy Richie)

Because subtlety isn’t always a virtue.
From the estate of Lena Horne.

Because subtlety isn’t always a virtue.

From the estate of Lena Horne.

Pass the fruit, please.
Hammered brass, executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, 1925.(Similar version sold at Doyle, New York for $15,000 in April)

Pass the fruit, please.

Hammered brass, executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, 1925.
(Similar version sold at Doyle, New York for $15,000 in April)

Nightlight.
hanging lamp designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1904

Nightlight.

hanging lamp designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1904

In the rec room.
Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq, France, 1959

In the rec room.

Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq, France, 1959