Pieter De Hooch 17th century Gilt Leather Interiors

Pieter De Hooch

A remarkable painter of Dutch interior scenes of the 17th century.

He is often compared to Vermeer or at least mentioned in the same phrase, De Hooch being 3 years older than Vermeer.

However Vermeer’s paintings are more emotional. Vermeer is a master in  creating an atmosphere, the interior being an accessory to help express the feelings he brushes down so delicately.

De Hooch is more precise, making the interior communicate with the exterior by opening doors and windows, using tiled floors to accentuate the perspective. The interior scene an elegant way to allow painting elaborated surroundings.

Before 1660 De Hooch lived in Delft there he painted middle class interior scenes.
When he moved to Amsterdam his clientele being wealthier the interiors reflect this. High ceilings, rich furniture, paintings on the walls, elaborated tapestries and indeed gilt leather

  Pieter de hoogh Merry Company 1664 1-19-10

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Theses paintings were painted around 1664

Fred

More Swedish Baroque Chairs

For those who follow the blog, you surly have found several postings about our Swedish distributors Annika and Leif Arvidsson form Lages AB. As upholsterers they work for antiques dealers, museums and whom ever wishes to have their chairs done by expert hands.
Earlier this year we worked with them on a large set of Baroque chairs.

  The whole set of chairs

G2Your educated eye will note that there are 2 different models of chairs.

This pair is 18 century Swedish baroque.

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This one here is a late 19th century Swedish Baroque chair.

G4Obviously this is a more elaborated  sort of Baroque.

The Chairs have been upholstered with a design form our collection the “Abondance”

Annika & Leif have upholstered a set of chairs for the Hallwyl museum Stockholm http://hallwylskamuseet.se/en we made the reproductions of the leather they needed using the original embossing plate owned by the museum. Swedish television made a reportage about the story and the upholstery work done in the studios of Lages AB.  But at first, Annika shows how patiently she makes her own Gilt Leather…..

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/orebro/norahantverkare-klar-om-stolar-till-halwylska

Enjoy, its time to exercise your Swedish

As Always

Fred

Upholstery leathers for the Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm

For the Hallwyl museum http://hallwylskamuseet.se/en we supplied upholstery leathers.

which were fitted to a set of chairs form the Hallwyl dining room, by Lages AB

LSH Museums is a group of three Swedish museums the Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and The Hallwyl Museum together they constitute a government agency, accountable to the Ministry of Culture.

The original leathers could have been restored yet the choice was made to replace the leathers.
No conservator takes this decision easily, it certainly must have been a long discussed matter among the LSH staff.

In the reserves of the museum the original embossing mould was stored securely, which is exceptional.
No mould needed to be made. In the workshop we merely made the original mould operational.

Form there we made some sample panels. These were apparently conclusive thus the LSH staff took the decision to have the leather panels replaced. The original damaged leathers being stored in the reserve.

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The dining room with one chair upholstered with Lutson leathers

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Here its the central chair that is fitted with Lutson leathers.

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The freshly upholstered chairs, picture taken at Lages AB

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The Hallwyl panel as we have supplied it

Note the trapezoidal form of the panel, quite unusual.

Bellow some variations of the Hallwyl panel

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Many thanks to the LSH Staff, especialy Mrs Ingalill Jansson.

And our Swedish partners since many years

Annika & Leif from Lages AB  http://www.lagestapetserarverkstad.se

As Always

Fred