Rose Uniacke was delighted to exhibit at this Summer’s Masterpiece 2018, in the grounds of London’s historic Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Masterpiece has firmly established itself as the World’s most prestigious International cross-collecting fair for furniture, art, design and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.
Surrounded by the many exceptional pieces on offer, Roses stand this year was a treasure trove of covetable items. Dramatic yet serene it typified her ethos of combining and presenting the very finest antique objects and furniture in a thoughtful and contemporary way.
Curated across diverse time periods and locations, Rose’s selection this year was set against a sumptuously upholstered stand of fresh green Lotus velvet from her recently launched RU Fabric range.
Highlights included a Pearwood Art Nouveau Sofa by Leon Jallot, upholstered in luxurious RU Java Velvet with an exceptional early 18th Century Swedish Pier Mirror, flanked by a pair of mid 18thCentury Italian Giltwood Wall Sconces.
An Aesthetic Movement Cast Iron Cabinet, attributed to Christopher Dresser, made by Coalbrookdale Company in 1812 and a pair of carved Oak Gothic Side-Chairs, attributed to Pugin with seat pads traditionally upholstered in a vintage Fortuny cloth.
A superb pair of Murano Glass Rugiadoso Hanging Lanterns by Ercole Barovier and an Aesthetic Movement polychrome painted Wardrobe, one of a pair, attributed to Dyer Harper & Dyer- English from about 1872.
An unusual Cotswold School ‘Hayrake’ Dining Table with a pair of Mahogany Library Bergeres and an Ash Two –Tier Side Table by Kaare Klint, Denmark Circa 1928.
The key pieces were presented alongside several smaller decorative items - a pair of Bernard Leach St. Ives Slipware Tiles circa 1929 perched on a Honeyed Oak Cotswold School Wall Hanging Shelf and three striking Swedish linen and wool ‘Ragen’ textile panels By Marta Maas Fjetterstrom.