Friday, June 17, 2011
Now You See It
Many of you will recognize this as the dining room from Reed House designed (between 1926 and '28) by David Adler. The Colonial Revival House notes that Adler's sister, Frances Elkins, "became heavily involved with selecting interior furnishings." So, as we finish out the week sprinkled with Chinoiserie walls and screens, it seems fitting to top it off by noting the screen camouflaging some domestic tediousness in the right corner. Not the only sleight of handsome; there is a hidden door on the left.
Image, The Colonial Revival House, Richard Guy Wilson, photography by Noah Sheldon.