When Maison Gerard was offered an opportunity to stage an apartment at 850 Park, a luxurious prewar building on the Upper East Side, gallerist Benoist F. Drut found himself right at home. In no time, the gallery had filled the spacious apartment with some of its finest pieces, presenting an eclectic, elegant mélange as striking as it was supremely inviting.
Of the historic address, Cottages and Gardens says, it has "achieved the art of blending old-world elegance with new world excitement.” In an article on the apartment itself, the magazine praises “the soaring 10+ foot ceilings and expansive foyer, gallery and living room,” which “create the perfect balance with original marble mantle, working wood-burning fireplace and herringbone floors."
Drut and the gallery set out to match the décor to its inimitable surrounds, to complement each room of the stunning apartment with a sterling mix of eras and styles – the gallery’s signature aesthetic, a harmony of 20th century antiques and works by its contemporary artists. Mixed in, of course, with a few gallerist’s own prized possessions, as well as some remarkable pieces from the private collection of the apartment’s owners.
Among these can be counted pieces from Maison Leleu, Jean Pascaud, Maison Ramsay, Fred Brouard, and Alfred Porteneuve, as well as from Aldus, Matthew Solomon, Zelouf + Bell, Guy Bareff, and Marc Bakowsky.
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Mirror by Michelle Ghiro; table by Armand Jonckers; ceramics by Matthew Solomon.
Mirror by Michelle Ghiro; table by Armand Jonckers; sofas by Maison Ramsay and Jean Pascaud.
Console by Zelouf + Bell.
Table by Fred Brouard; Chairs by Maison Leleu; pendant by Marc Bankowsky; mirror by Andy Diaz Hope.
Table & sculpture by Fred Brouard; Chairs by Maison Leleu; pendant by Marc Bankowsky; mirror by Andy Diaz Hope.
Painting by Robert Loughlin.
Desk by Karl Springer; Chair by Sue + Mare; Paintings by Harry Tsuchidana and Nicholas Howey; and a vase by Ermanno Nason.
Bed by Alfred Porteneuve; vanity by Jules Leleu; and slipper chairs by Billy Baldwin.
Watercolor by Rene Buthaud.