Chapter 10: The Men’s Club, a New Take

Chapter 10: The Men’s Club, a New Take


As the weather turns toward autumn, our thoughts follow to warmer interiors: books and blankets, leather and wool, early nights indoors. A more masculine aesthetic, without forsaking poetry. Let the links take you to closer views of each item.

That’s the Manhattan skyline in the twilit distance, muted by sheer white curtains. Seen here, a faux bamboo floor lamp by Maison Arlus, a pair of barrel-back ebonized chairs attributed to Austrian Secessionist designer Wilhelm Schmidt, one red leather armchair from the SS United States, a mid-20th century passenger ship that broke all records in size, speed, strength and safety. In the foreground, an Anatolian Tulu rug.

The gilt iron screen is 1930s French, as is the leather daybed. Brass reading lamps by Cedric Hartman. Why does no one name their son Cedric anymore? We have repurposed the African stool as a side table.

The Chippendale wingback chair is 18th century, reupholstered in Belgian linen. Underfoot, a mohair Moroccan carpet.

Morning bathes the room in a bluish light. The Regency-style tray table is by Baker. Behind it, a walnut console table with marble top. Beneath that, an oxidized Victorian planter, also suitable for holding firewood, or a season’s-worth of the Sunday Times. Atop it, a Gres-Bijou vase from Amphora, a silver pandan box, and a table lamp designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. The watercolor hanging behind it is by Dorothy Dehner, the great Abstract painter and sculptor.

If you have lingering questions about anything in this installation, just drop us a line.

 

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