American Elsie de Wolfe Style Painted Centre/Dining Table

forming an octagonal centre table without its leaves, the faux marbre painted top with two extra leaves and raised on flat, grey-painted scroll supports

Width 125cm
Length 176cm
early 20th century

Elsie de Wolfe (Lady Mendl, 1859-1950)) was the first Interior Decorator/Designer and is credited with inventing the phrase and the occupation. In 1913 she produced an influential book, The House of Good Taste, and her roster of famous clients included Vantderbilts, Morgans, Fricks and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. She swept away dark, gloomy furnishings and replaced them with light, fresh interiors, filled with painted furniture and strongly influenced by French taste

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