LAST WEEKEND my partner and I obtained two Federal-style games tables and one blue sofa from the estate of the late, great reporter/novelist/producer Dominick Dunne. I can only imagine the glamorous lives these furnishings have lived…first in Beverly Hills, and later in Hadlyme, CT, and NYC. One of the inlaid mahogany tables, pictured up top, now resides in our entrance hall, near the staircase. Here’s a more intimate view:
Mr. Dunne purchased this table and its mate in the 1960s, for his home on Waldon Drive in Beverly Hills. There he entertained such Hollywood royalty as David Niven, Natalie Wood, Truman Capote and Angela Lansbury. Ah…if only our “new” tables could talk!
And here is the sofa, which I placed upstairs before a window garden. This very comfortable item, which I hope our cats don’t discover, previously resided in Dominick Dunne’s country house in Hadlyme, CT.
Perhaps, over the winter, I can show you some of the other furnishings here at A Garden for the House. Most are from the 19th century — the same period as the house. Let me know if you are interested.
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