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.
19th-century English mahogany center table with hand-turned carved
urn pedestal. The top has a carved, beveled edge and is raised on curved tripod legs. The knees are carved with acanthus leaves and follow down to bun feet. Light wear.
Mid-19th-century mahogany table with a carved and turned
urn pedestal base. Its solid top is decorated with a carved, grooved edge. Includes original locking mechanism and terminates on curved feet. Tilted upright, 39.5"H. Light wear.
One board, dish-top candle stand table on turned
baluster raised on tripod feet. Nicely proportioned with warm patina. Upright dimension, 37.5"H. Light wear, natural shrinkage, minor restoration.