Tuesday, June 8, 2010

'Talbot House' Interiors Part 2

Part 2 of the interior shots of 'Talbot House', the Talbot Jones Taylor estate designed by Lamb & Rich c. 1895 in Cedarhurst. Click HERE for Part 1 of the interiors and HERE for more on 'Talbot House'. Click HERE to view the 'Talbot J. Taylor Collection' via google books, published in 1906.






Pictures from the Talbot J. Taylor Collection, 1906.

9 comments:

ChipSF said...

And yet More chairs! apparently expecting quite a crowd in the Master Bedroom. This theme is too easy.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Okay, personal note here: I am the subject of much fun poked by my friends for my own fondness for chairs (I even did a post about it http://thedowneastdilettante.blogspot.com/2010/01/hello-my-name-is-down-east-dilettante.html), but this Talbot guy has me beat by a mile. Clearly he didn't need caterer's chairs for a party.......

The Down East Dilettante said...

So busy talking about myself that I forgot to mention how very cool the top bedroom is, much like an English long gallery, with the bed tucked in an alcove---one thinks of Parham, or even Hardwick Hall...

These rooms do have real personality

The Down East Dilettante said...

By gummy, I'll singlehandedly fill this post with comments today, see if I won't! I just read the New York Times article about the book from which these pictures are taken. Absolutely essential to read as an accompaniment to these posts, including such essential information as the fact that the dining floor is not black & white, but green & white.

They mention nothing of Mr. Talbot's obvious chair fetishization, however...

Zach said...

I thought I had posted a link to it already but apparently not. I just added one in this post to the book the NYTimes is referring to, posted on google books. Many more pictures there of the individual pieces.

Karena said...

Chair fetishes, hmmmm. Wondefully sized room, that ceiling. I will read more!

Karena
Art by Karena

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

You just have to think - pre-income tax days and a rich father-law to be able to do a Michael Jackson shopping spree. What boggles my mind is how Taylor gets under the wire prior to the European governments restricting the sale of these type of artifacts and then it all burns!

Anonymous said...

It looks totally staged..they must have been friends with a desecrator, um, decorator.
Do love the green and white marble floor downstairs.
This house reminds me of the Rockaway Hunt Club era. It shows that not "everything" happened North of Jericho turnpike.

Anonymous said...

After a brief look at 'The Talbot J. Taylor Collection' I'm completely overwhelmed. Such a collection... and what a tragic loss! The variety of Taylor's collection of English and French decorative arts is astounding.

Once again, with these posts, you've provided us with a wonderful view of a unique "Gilded Age" estate that is sadly nothing more than a memory. And with the interesting cast of characters and their story... 'Talbot House' would make for an interesting novel or movie!

Thank you so much Zach!

-- CDR from San Marino (formerly of NYC)