Objects, Treasures & Trifles from The Collection of Mario Buatta
Friday, April 24, 11:00 am
Mario Buatta adored anecdotes and, in keeping with the spirit of a successful room telling a whimsical story, he mingled color, pattern and delightfully themed objects with abandon. His signature style championed delicate detail with a circus of myriad themes including a taste for Brighton Pavilion Orientalism, Gothic tracery, objects based on the Animal Kingdom, and Mother Nature’s cornflowers and cabbages. Balancing high and low creative touches with ease, Buatta reveled in lofty and lovable accents, gingered up odd juxtapositions, and had a field day with the multiple layers that make rooms memorable. Featuring toleware, treen, lacquer, chintz pottery, papier-mâché, shell work, animalia, decoupage and decalcomania (to name but a few…) the sale Objects, Treasures & Trifles is a cornucopia of chic as only Maestro Mario could conjure!