Monday, March 26, 2012


Photos courtesy of Michael Simon
Behind a modernist facade at 33 East 68th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side is where you will now find James Sansum Fine and Decorative Art Gallery. It's new home has more display space for his fine collection of artwork, unique American and European antiques, decorative objects, worldly finds and highly individualized pieces that add instant panache to a room.

Modern, sleek metal signage welcomes you to James Sansum's Gallery, located on the 6th floor. Connected to his partner, Markham Roberts Interior Design's office, there is creativity in spades. The space also houses art dealer Leslie Feely Fine Art's gallery. Come shop then head further up Madison to Sant Abroeus for a Milanese lunch.

A curvy backed 1940's Louis XV Style Sofa with artist Karen Connell's C-print photograph mounted behind Plexiglass, Anywhere but Here, Scene 8 hanging above.

A Regency Style Tall Étagère from England, circa 1910-1920 houses books and decorative objects, including a painted Regency Pen Work Box on the bottom shelf.

A German Rococo Bombe Commode in Walnut has a painted Beech wood French Balloon Back Side Chair, circa 1950 upholstered in pale blue fabric next to it. A vivid blue eglomise and wood Gustav III Period Two Arm Sconce, circa 1790 hangs on the wall above.

Stunning burl walnut veneers with brass mountings on a Queen Anne Period Cabinet on Chest from London, England, circa 1705-1715 with a Large Blue and White English Ceramic Punch Bowl circa 1895 on top flanked by a gorgeous pair of Dutch East Indies Baroque-Form Wooden Candlesticks from the nineteenth century. In front of it, a Chinese Cinnabar Stool from the Qing Dynasty, circa 1890-1910 with intricate carvings.

Painted Beech wood Louis XVI Bergères from France, circa 1780 sit next to a painted wood and marble Louis XV Center Table circa 1750-1760 with a French Modernist Sunflower Lamp by Maison Charles circa 1955-1965.

An inscribed Japanese Arts and Crafts Banquet Table circa 1910-1920 holds a vase of gilded wood and bronze stylized Water Lily Flowers on Stems from Japan, Meiji Period, circa 1890-1910. Painter Julia Condon's Mandala of the Echoes hangs above it.


A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

Such a beautiful space.

Lee said...

Exquisite pieces. Great post!

Nick said...

Love, love, LOVE!

MJH Design Arts said...

I love his inventory. Super taste. Thanks. Mary

Lizie said...

Brilliant! A sophisticated, refined eye for beautiful pieces that breathe life, energy into a room.

Allison Hennessy said...

How lovely! Can't wait to check it out. Thank you for sharing, Marisa!

Khaye Finsler said...

Classic, brilliance, simplicity and elegance is packed in just one room! A space that brings you back in time.