Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Building Grace

One of the holidays earliest happy moments was touring The Burn in Natchez and coming face to face with a Leon Marcotte love seat. I talk about Marcotte a lot in history class, he was a renowned cabinet/furniture maker but unlike Belter and Mallard he is mentioned as an interior designer. To my knowledge this is the first sighting of an American upholsterer/designer-a type very common in France in the mid-19th century. While more research is done just enjoy the delicate styling of his work and think how great it looks in a Greek revival number. This particular piece can be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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