NEW YORK, NY -- Now that Labor Day has passed (and your white shoes have been boxed up and put away) it’s a great time to take a fresh look around your home with an eye toward the upcoming season. And if you're looking for inspiration, the current sale of furniture, art and décor at Hayloft Auctions offers loads of design ideas as you begin your home's summer-to-fall transition.
The days are growing shorter, and mirrors are a marvelous way to maximize light in your home. With almost 20 lots of mirrors (including mirrored furniture!) light will be reflected even into the darkest corners. Imagine a tall gilt-framed Rococo style pier mirror in your entry – perfect for the head-to-toe once-over before heading out and a glamorous welcome for your guests (Lot 56). A mirror with lots of angles by Gampel-Stoll will introduce a contemporary note to any room (Lot 33). Or hang an antique black painted and parcel gilt mirror behind a group of candles and watch how the distressed silvering in the glass gently reflects the romantic candlelight (Lot 89).
The selection of drinks carts in the sale provide convenience and caché when entertaining friends – or repurpose them into buffet servers and tuck them away as end tables when not in use. A cart of gilt-metal and glass is particularly clever as it expands rather dramatically to provide lots of useful surfaces (Lot 58). A mahogany and brass cart features a glass-enclosed cabinet for displaying your best Baccarat (Lot 63). And painted paper fans with Asian and European scenes will keep your guests cool (and entertained!) on an unseasonably warm evening (Lot 322).
Are your friends staying for dinner? Among the elegant service plates offered are sets by Wedgwood (Lot 44), Lenox (Lot 54) and Royal Crown Derby (Lot 282), in addition to a marvelous set of English gilt-decorated fish plates that would make a delightful wall decoration for the angling enthusiast (or pescatarian!) (Lot 273). How about ending a chilly fall night with some cozy hot chocolate served in a handsome pair of Irish silver chocolate pots (Lot 137). Churros, anyone?
Be sure to admire the jewelry in the current sale – for the lady, a pair of earrings by Tiffany & Co. designed as charming posies of forget-me-nots (Lot 232) and for the dapper gentleman, a gold ring set with a stunning tiger’s eye (Lot 233).
Timed online-only auction of furniture, décor, art and jewelry
Current auction closes on Sunday, September 16 at 7pm
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