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Madame Chrysanthème by Pierre Loti, with illustrations by Luigi Rossi and Felician Myrbach. Paris: Calmann Levy, 1888. Figaro Edition. 330 pages. Hardcover, with half-bound blue leather, raised gilt decoration, and marbleized endpages. The diary of a naval officer temporarily married to a geisha while stationed in Nagasaki, Japan. André Messager's 1893 opera of the same name is based on the story, as are some aspects of Puccini's 1904 opera Madame Butterfly.
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After a successful acting career, Cynthia turned her attention to antiques and design. She has worked with celebrity friends including Will Smith, and been featured in Romantic Homes, In Style and World of Interiors. She travels widely to assemble her exceptional treasures, and her clients can find them at Summerland Antiques, south of Santa Barbara, as well as on One Kings Lane. With her unique eye, Cynthia delights in items that are exquisite, unusual, and statement-making.
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