Dubbed “the Mixmaster” by the shelter press, interior designer Eric Cohler expertly fuses classical and contemporary elements and marries layers of unexpected textures and colors. A frequent speaker and panelist, Cohler designs fabrics, furniture, and rugs for Lee Jofa and lighting for Visual Comfort. President and First Lady Obama selected one of his fabrics for the White House family dining room. His second book, Cohler on Art, is due out in 2015. He curated this sale with personally selected pieces from his house in southwest Georgia.
Three plates decorated with illustrations of Gainsborough portraits
of aristocratic women. Hand-painted bands of pale green and gold and transfer center graphics with hand-applied white enamel highlights. Illustrator's signature on the front and maker's mark to underside. Hanging hardware included. ...
Vivid hand-painted classic Imari scallop rim plate with
vignettes of flowers in navy blue, iron red, orange, green, taupe and accented with gold. Illegibly marked. Plate, 9.5”W x 1.5”H; stand, 5.25”L x 4”W x 7”H. Light wear to glaze and ...
Hand-painted French faience plate or bowl in Gien's
200-year-old Renaissance Fond Bleu pattern. A central cartouche holds an urn overflowing with luscious oranges surrounded by fanciful scrollwork. Eight lobes boast mythical winged birds. Chain-link design distinguishes each lobe. Marked: "Gien ...