“I joke that my style reflects my ADD; it’s a mix that transcends styles, generations, and degrees of formality,” says aesthete, businessman, and curator Michael Polenske, who wears too many hats to list them all here. “I celebrate the perfection of imperfection: when pieces show their age and are pulled together with both confidence and nonchalance.” Polenske is the founder of the idyllic Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, an aspirational, edited setting reminiscent of a private club that includes an art, design, and wine-tasting gallery with an outdoor sculpture garden.
19th-century French lidded apothecary jar, reading: "Pill: De
Me Clin;" the modern day medication Antivert. Front of jar has colorful designs of rose garlands, pediments, and cherub faces with gold bands and painted knob lid handle. Unmarked, most likely Limoges ...
Pair of 19th-century French apothecary jars with original
painted decoration.Suzanne Golden Antiques brings the best of European design to New York City and is the go-to resource for the likes of Victoria Hagan, Ellie Cullman, Bunny Williams, Celerie Kemble, Noel ...