Thursday, October 02, 2014
A Tribute to Jane Marsden
Jane Marsden, one of Atlanta's preeminent antiques dealers and interior decorators, was a fixture in our city's design community for decades. In addition to decorating some of Atlanta's finest homes (one of which I featured on my blog a number of years ago,) Marsden also founded her eponymous antiques shop, which she ran with her daughter, Janie Marsden-Willis. (You can see mother and daughter in the photo above.) Jane Marsden's shop became a coveted source for French and English furniture, Chinese Export porcelain, and antique lighting, just to name a few of the areas in which Marsden specialized.
Sadly, Marsden died last week, and it's a loss that Atlanta designers and collectors have felt immensely. As a tribute to the talented Marsden, I am featuring these photos of her Atlanta residence, which was located above her shop. As you can see, Marsden had real flair and a taste for beautiful objects, both of which influenced the way Atlantans decorated their homes. Her legacy will live on in the many homes she decorated, not to mention the myriad antiques that left her shop for places far and wide.
All photos from Paper City, Erica George Dines photographer.