4 The Nelia Eglomise
Chest by Safavieh Couture defines heirloom glam style.
In her hand-painted rings and earrings, which, in the past collection, used a mother-of-pearl base, this time around, Wynn Wynn utilizes the reverse glass painting technique, verre eglomise
expert Miriam Ellner has created a gilded wall painting, while furniture-maker Katie Stout contributed a light sculpture.
4| The modern alchemy at John Richard creates a 12-drawer chest in aged eglomise
finish with antique gold leaf accents and brass loop hardware ($5,430).
The beaded and velvet trees work to accentuate the eglomise
panel and the antique mantel.
This 210-lot, $15m offering focuses on the work of three of the most significant artists and designers of the period-the superbly crafted furniture of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933); the refined lacquers of Jean Dunand (1877-1942); and the elegantly stylised drawings, paintings and verre eglomise
panels of Jean Dupas (1882-1964; Fig.
Diminution reduces the triad of the (symbolic) letter, the (iconic) illustration, and the (indexical)gesture to their limit conditions by converting the strangely distancing and fussily ennobling medium of the verre eglomise
into something resembling a prepared slide.
Other items of craftsmanship acquired by the Rooms in 2010 include a table and mirror that incorporate the eglomise
technique, in which reverse-painted glass reflected scenes of allegorical figures from Greco-Roman mythology.
The front of the 41mm watch has Mumtaz hand- painted on a scratch- resistant Verre Eglomise
sapphire; Shah Jahan is on a sapphire crystal at the back.
Although rather grand, the gilding and verre eglomise
glass panels aren't too fussy.
All antique prints and engravings are encased in hand-blown glass and complement House Couturier's exclusive hand-decorated verre eglomise
mirrors and a range of hand-decorated lamps.
These things, if they are from the period and genuine, are usually mounted beneath a black and gold glass plate called verre eglomise
and (depending on condition) tend to fall into the pounds 250-350 price bracket.