The Tapestry Room at ISGM
I’m quite an amateur of the eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and antiques.
Or antique furniture with modern art.
I love the lived-in interiors, not too neat nor too neglected, rooms filled with memories and faded colours.
This dining area in the Tapestry Room at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in his “medieval” ways just splendid.
At ISGM they describe the Tapestry Room as follows:
“The Tapestry Room is one of the few galleries affording room to wander freely. The sense of space and openness that visitors will discover in the restored Tapestry Room will be amazing—and unexpected for many—and a celebration of Gardner’s original vision.”
—Gianfranco Pocobene, Head of Conservation
While the Tapestry Room was being restored we were asked to reproduce the Giltleather for the dining room chairs .
Some of the original leather panels traveled to our workshop and in cooperation with the conservators we provided new Giltleather.
From the original Giltleather some was gone beyond salvation, mostly the seats.
One back of a chair, though severely damaged, was in good enough, readable state to allow us to recreate the right gilding and the matching colour palette.
The design that lined the chairs is the one we call the “Korfus” and it’s actualy one of the first moulds we made,I believe it will stay on the catalogue ….. forever !
Pictures above are courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston. Many thanks.