I've mentioned that my drive home from work takes me by McLain Wiesand and I am always fascinated by the spectacular windows that a friend of mine designs for David. At Christmas, the windows had Moorish arches created to fit the three panes, a foreshadowing of things to come.
Today, when I drove by, there were three panels of an engraving depicting eighteenth century rooms, fronted by a gorgeous table of David's own design. I love how the three panels make the perfect backdrop for this table. I am sure that the local printshop could print something like this and you can get old engravings from Dover books, which include CDs of high quality (600 dpi) copyright-free illustrations.
The table was brilliant, using several techniques. David has a series of small architectural elements which he makes casts of, and this table has used some classical elements. They are painted a flat white and placed on a background of Wedgwood blue. Other details of the table are outlined in a steel gray and the top has been faux marbled. The proportions of this table are simple and elegant and would work beautifully in a number of settings. When I was taking these pictures, I also noticed two gorgeous lamps outside David's storefront. The details on these lamps, including classical acanthus leaves, makes them perfect for a building of this era. I've been invited to a party at David's in a couple of weeks, and I am sure that it, like everything David does, will be brilliant.