In this digital age, the library is still your sanctuary – an intimate space filled with books and precious objets d’art. The work day has come to a close and tonight there is a glass of something restorative from the cellar waiting for you, a roaring fire and chessboard set up for two. Traditional wing armchairs in fine leathers are placed invitingly near the fireplace.
In the background is the steady crackle of an open fire. Lamps are emitting a comforting glow which is reflected in the sheen of fine veneers reminiscent of a by-gone age. Candlesticks contain classic white candles awaiting the strike of a match.
Sporting themes accessorize the room, from Parkland Chase between the windows to the Althorp Hunters above the mantle. Your library reflects your tastes and experiences, from your love of Italian arts which is reflected in the bookcase to your appreciation of English heritage seen in the Chippendale’s Signature Desk. An icon of English design, the desk is part of a series you collect. The English Cabinetmakers’ Drawing Book is a homage to the innovative designs and and masterful finishes of the great furniture designers, artisans and craftsmen of the 18th and 19th centuries.
As you await your guest, you review the room with pride. The evening has just begun.
Clockwise from lower left: Bicester Executive Chair, Chippendale’s Signature Desk, Art Deco Box, Bouilotte Lamp, Holton Wing Armchairs, Parliament Club Fender, The Stand Off sculpture, Brass Acorn Candlestick, Tazza after the Antique, A Puppy, Pleading brass sculpture, Parkland Chase study of two hounds, Octagonal Tea Caddy, Indigo Lamp, Impala at Rest Sculpture, Walpole Bookcase, Hickory Box, Acorn Foot Canterbury, Upholstered Wing Armchair (contact us for more information), The Drawing Room Chandelier, Tiepolo’s Library Bookcase, Serpent Coils Tazza, Lions of Medici Sculpture (one of a pair), Barber Pole Caddy, Shakespeare Globe Paperweight, The Wise Old Owl, Regency Horse-Head Paperweight, Shagreen Inlaid Box, Made to Suit Games Table, St John Games Chair, Doberman Sculpture (one of a pair). The library also features a selection of library panels and carved faux book spines.