January 25, 2009

David's Table

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.

12 comments:

  1. I agree - both the panels with their b&w classical images and the table are fantastic. The secret is that they are well-executed.

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  2. the sun had some great photos of the interior too

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bal-to.dream10jan10,0,4894633.story

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  3. Thanks, Anon. I posted some of them a few weeks ago! His house is gorgeous.

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  4. It will be a great party, be sure to show us the photos, love the exterior!

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  5. wow, he is a true artist -i LOVE that table!

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  6. How wonderful - love your header too - divine!!

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  7. That table by David is amazing - looks like Jasperware interpreted for furniture. Love it.

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  8. Oh, I love love love superlative visual merchandising.

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  9. whoa~! that console! those lanterns! gorgeous - can't wait for the party.

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  10. I would love this spot and the party too.
    I think I am in love.

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