Last fall, New England born and bred fashion photographer Matt Albiani teamed up with West Coast real estate broker Ron Brand to open their beachy Mate Gallery in Montecito, the ritzy coastal community just south of Santa Barbara, CA. The East Coast-meets-West Coast tongue-in-cheek vibe includes everything from ships in a bottle to paint-by-numbers and original oil paintings. Add kilim-upholstered footstools, shark jawbones, and pennants, and you get the idea.
Late 19th-century English oak candlesticks with hand-cast brass
candle cups and hand-turned open barley twist stems, resting on hand-turned dish bases. Age wear and shrinkage. No maker's mark.