Chapter 6: Canoe Room, Revisited

Chapter 6: Canoe Room, Revisited


When you have a splendidly intact 19th century Kerala canoe, you want it to be in every room you conceive. We allowed ourselves to expand beyond a minimalist frame. The longer we circled the room, the more we felt compelled to add: an antique Indonesian batik textile, a simple ebonized mid-century French étagère , a pair of faux bamboo lamps…Click on underlined words to learn more about these objects.

Edward Wormley for Dunbar swivel chairs, Maison Arlus standing lamps, Maison Jansen bureau plat, vintage Replogle globe in brass stand, French leather daybed with reclining sides.

Italian Art Deco coffee service, African stool, three tier étagère

Indonesian textile, study of a lady’s hand, 17th century Italian academic study.

Indian silver pandan box, Dan bird masquette…

Two collages from a Jannis Kounellis tryptich, Italian late 18th century mirror, mid-century French coffee table, Amphora Gres-Bijou vase, French iron garden chairs…

By the time we were finished, the power of the canoe had been diluted a bit by the coziness of the installation. And we realized that, after all, our favorite way to see a 19th century Kerala canoe is all by itself.

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