Birr Castle ~ library’s marble mantel hosts a French clock; the Gothic Revival brass-bound bucket was designed to hold turf, a traditional Irish fireplace fuel. At far left is an chinoiserie leather screen that is English or Dutch in origin.
drawing room by interior designer Charlotte Crossland french windows open onto a covered balcony. The George Smith sofa picks up the red notes in a Persian painting from Robert Kime and Farrow & Ball's 'Setting Plaster' on the walls.
January cold, now snowless after the weekend storm. Looking at the upcoming auction on Wednesday at Doyle of the estate of Nelson Doubleday Jr. a treasure trove of art, furniture, collections and rare books.