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Paul Sormani 1817 – 1887 A FINE LOUIS XVI STYLE GILT BRONZE GUÉRIDON IN THE MANNER OF ADAM WEISWEILER, Paris, circa 1890 surmounted by a rosso granite top, engraved SORMANI PARIS to the underside of the bronze frieze,76.5 cm; 51 cm, SOLD. 23,750 USD

Great Design – 1960s

Photographer, author and set and costume designer Cecil Beaton also took turns decorating. Above: Beaton’s Reddish House, his 1662 residence in Sussex, England, features aubergine walls as a backdrop for French antiques.