One of our favorite spaces was the Sutton Place apartment that Chessy Rayner designed for Bill Blass (see photo).. There within was a collection of mahogany architectural models which added neoclassical panache. Said "souvenirs" were de rigueur for 19th century travelers returning home from their "grand tours". Standing at 20.25" in height, this homage to Roman ruins is certain to make a statement. Crafted of solid hand carved mahogany and cast bronze elements it measures 10" wide x 6.5" deep. Includes purposefully carved "cracks" to base blocks (see photo for details) In EXCELLENT condition it has no issues of note with only minor wear commensurate with its age. Similarly sized and vintage "grand tour" souvenirs sell for upwards to well over ten thousand dollars. Making this chic piece truly a deal.
SOLD: 19th Century Grand Tour Model - Mahogany & Bronze
In EXCELLENT condition it has no issues of note with only minor wear commensurate with its age.