Monday, July 14, 2014
A Unique Opportunity
Speaking of this Martin Battersby photo of various Syrie Maugham-designed pieces, F.P. Victoria & Son is currently having a floor model sale, which includes models of pieces that were originally made by Frederick Victoria for Maugham and Elsie de Wolfe. Models include the Syrie Maugham Magazine Table, which is a slightly taller variation of the table featured in the Battersby photo, and the De Wolfe Muffin Table, a satin nickel and parchment occasional table that would work well underneath a chilled Martini. The sale also features a few models that don't carry the Maugham or de Wolfe moniker, but which are equally as chic.
The sale only runs until the end of this month, so visit Victoria & Son's website ASAP to claim your piece of design history. For more information, please visit their website or contact Freddy or Tony Victoria at (718) 392-9651.
Magazine Table. The table, which was based on a English Regency piece, was adapted by Frederick Victoria for Syrie Maugham.
Coffee Table, whose design was originally developed by F.P. Victoria for the designer during the 1940s.
Muffin Table. According to Freddy Victoria, de Wolfe saw the prototype of this table, which was brass with red leather tops, when she visited Frederick Victoria's showroom. De Wolfe was desperate to buy the table, but Victoria would not sell it to her. Later, she sent Victoria a letter asking for the table and included a sketch of where she intended to use it. Victoria eventually made her a copy of the table.
Polished Nickel Cole Porter Table. Freddy's father, Tony, adapted this table from the firm's famous étagère design for Billy Baldwin.