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A PAIR OF DECALCOMANIA TABLE LAMPS
The Brian Juhos Collection Brian Juhos's personal collection displays the eclecticism and taste for the sumptuous that has been the hallmark of his style as a decorator. Describing his interiors as 'uniting great comfort and colour with a sensuous combination of materials, furniture and objects', he merges the traditional with the theatrical to create both a sense of opulence and a perfect context for his furniture, pictures and objets d'art, by the skilful use of colour and lighting. In her book Classic Style, Judith Miller drew attention to his expertise in the art of 'placement' - the skilful positioning of different objects within an interior, recognizing their essential compatibility by using their complementing shapes, colours and motifs. His first major commission was for the redecoration of twelve rooms at the National Portrait Gallery in London. For him, the art of the Regency period had always been an inspiration. It was therefore fitting that, in collaboration with Jacob Simon, he began with the Regency Rooms, in which the contrast of colours and the decorative detailing perfectly complemented the portraits which were grandly massed together sometimes three deep. Many private commissions followed, in London, New York, Beverley Hills, Moscow and Jeddah. Major projects included the Château de la Croix des Gardes in Cannes and the redecoration of the Al Hamra Palace for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. His work has been celebrated in numerous publications, particularly in the series produced by House & Garden in the 1980s and 90s. In The House & Gardens Book of Classic Rooms, his decorative style was characterized as 'recalling the fullness and luxe of fin de siècle Proustian interiors'. The house, set in the lavender fields of Southern France, perfectly displays Juhos's taste for the grand and the unusual. A huge group portrait dominates the Entrance Hall (lot 10), while the intimate Study is hung with an assemblage of English equestrian pictures. His admiration of the Empire style is reflected in many of the objects, most notably the magnificent pair of ormolu candelabra by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (lot 15). The collection of blue and white porcelain is displayed on elegant gilt wall brackets and the seat furniture is embellished by the use of carefully chosen fabrics. Pictures and furniture from many styles and eras combine to produce a lavish impression, creating a comfortable home, as well as a visual triumph.
A PAIR OF DECALCOMANIA TABLE LAMPS

20TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF DECALCOMANIA TABLE LAMPS
20TH CENTURY
Each decorated with flowers, animals, birds and a Chinese figure on a swing, with pleated crimson silk shade, fitted for electricity
20 in. (51 cm.) high, excluding fitments (2)

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