"Large custom pillow fashioned from a cashmere and silk Hermès scarf in Françoise Faconnet's 1991 Daimyo design. A glorious pair of golden swans is framed by stylized lotus flowers at the center of the pillow, all surrounded by illustrated images of the jewels and swords of the princes of the Levant. Dramatic black background. Ingeniously constructed pillow includes a hidden zipper on the diagonally sewn back. "
In 1985, a New York movie executive began buying French and English antiques. When she moved to California, she added California pottery and Asian porcelain to the mix. The Emporium Ltd. was born out of that first collection. Her habits haven’t changed: She still buys only what she’d want for herself, and that includes the spectacular scarves, jewelry, and bags in this collection. “Always buy a piece you love--you’ll find a place for it,” she says. “But don’t buy it on sale if you didn’t love it at full price. It won’t withstand the test of time.”