The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Patera

Top of a George III tulipwood and sycamore marquetry commode with inlaid oval fan patera decoration Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection We continue our journey through the ABCs of the decorative arts today with a term that often appears in our description of antiques: patera. Patera is an architectural term for a circular or oval ornament … Continue reading The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Patera

Elegant & Chic: A Pair of Two Tier Tables with Coloured Stones

We have recently acquired this fantastic pair of two tier tables, each featuring a collection of coloured stones. The tops of each table are inset with the coloured stones on a gilded surface and mounted in craquelure painted frames.  The lower shelves are decorated with gilding and craquelure surrounds.  The brass frames feature pinecone finials … Continue reading Elegant & Chic: A Pair of Two Tier Tables with Coloured Stones

Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design

Today's Designer Spotlight Melissa Wyndham Interior Design hails from London and has been a leading influence in English style since opening in 1985.  Today, the firm is led by Vanessa Macdonald and Honor Hebblethwaite.  Their careful curation of period art, design, and furniture creates the perfect balance of traditional taste with contemporary flair. The entryway … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design