Here we are at Dragonette Decorative Arts, the second store on our tour. More glamour and more style, we were all giggling when walked in, we were so excited.
Owned by Mr. Decorative Arts himself, Patrick Dragonette. No one has more knowledge of Hollywood Regency, Hollywood glamour, and Hollywood gossip than Patrick. His store has a mind blowing selection of the best of Hollywood's past. The ghost of Tony Duquette glows through Mr. Duquette famous snail light, not to mention his sunburst sculptures. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were heard arguing while we were there, I swear.
Santa Baby, I want this Lana Turner chair. Did I see this chair in the movie Imitation Of Life? Talk about Technicolor!
You are, seeing this correctly, these are the world largest lamps and they are fantastic. I think they were in the second act of Auntie Mame, if they were not, they should have been. It's amazing how Patrick finds these pieces. He is like a curator in a museum acquiring the best of the best. Thanks Patrick.
Our third stop is Ferus Gallery which is owned by Sam Freeman Gallery. The Ferus Gallery got it's start in the late 1950's, showing young emerging California artist. Take a look at the link http://www.ferusgallery.com/
and check out the history of this gallery and the who's who of the art world, the names are impressive. Our host that day was Raymond Lee. Raymond, if don't know is representing a line of men shoes by Dragan-MRDJA (and by the way Santa Baby, I would like the orange pair, please). Raymond Lee is talented beyond words. If you ever looked at Interview magazine during the eighties, chances are you saw his stylish work gracing the cover. Thanks Raymond, now please go tell Santa about the orange shoes.
Our next stop was Morateur Gallery. Please click to enlarge so you can get the most of an otherwise dark photo. Phillippe Morateur is the owner and could not have been be nicer and lets not forget patient. I asked him so many questions I forgot to take pictures so you will have to go and see for yourself his fabulous store. Phillippe specializes in French art deco and boy, does he have enough to swoon over. Speaking of swooning, how about that chandelier! Thanks Phillippe for teaching us all something about French art deco. You guys these last two pictures are the end of this part of the tour, so please return for more, we have a lot more people to see and places to go.