3 Press Releases

Tag: Prince of Chintz

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    Objects, Treasures & Trifles from The Collection of Mario Buatta

    The upcoming Stair online auction will present fine art, Chinese decorative art pieces, vintage furniture, and more from the collection of Mario Buatta. Many of the available lots reflect Buatta’s love for color, pattern, and whimsical objects. Among the featured items is a Cappelli umbrella stand by Piero Fornasetti. Inspired…

    Objects, Treasures & Trifles from The Collection of Mario Buatta Stair
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    Ceramics from The Collection of Mario Buatta

    Stair will highlight ceramics from Mario Buatta’s collection in the upcoming auction. Known as the Prince of Chintz, the American interior designer subscribed to a maximalist design aesthetic. The presented ceramics collection includes earthenware and porcelain pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. One key lot is a Davenport pottery set…

    Ceramics from The Collection of Mario Buatta Stair
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    Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors

    Interior designer Mario Buatta was well-known in the circles of the rich and famous, designing for the likes of Mariah Carey, Barbara Walters, and Malcolm Forbes. He made an industry breakthrough when he designed for the President’s Blair House guest quarters in Washington, D.C. Buatta’s fondness for chintz and over-the-top…

    Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors