Thursday, September 25, 2014
Facing the Music
Don't ask me how I got on a roll with music motifs, but somehow, I did. I think that it was a glimpse of Mrs. Antenor Patino's music-themed table linen (seen above and below), which appeared in The New Tiffany Tablesettings, that led me down a rabbit hole filled with treble clefs, ledger lines, and notes. Although I don't have a musical bone in my body, I do like a musical motif, which, when used in attractive and not kitschy ways, can strike a note of elegant whimsy to whatever it adorns.
It's difficult to see, but the trompe l'oeil design that graces the top of this Regency occasional table includes an illustration of sheet music.