Chambre du Ciel (Room of the Sky) was conceived as a banquet hall for entertaining. A collector in Philadelphia commissioned Mark Turpin to build a new conservatory as a follow up to his Villa di Luce. The first task was to find an appropriate stained glass window for the structure. The Gazebo Stained Glass silk-screen copy was selected from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to bring the desired depth and dimension to the interior. Based on a stained glass window by E.S. Oudinot (French, ca. 1883-84), the copy provided a rich palette of colors from which to draw for the artist's finishing and the client's furnishing of the conservatory. The illusion of a domed gazebo worked wonderfully well with the concept of a classical domed conservatory.
Hand-carved table provided by Layne Halliday of California.
Flower arrangement created by Marie's Mini Shoppe of Florida.
Dimensions: 25" square base; 28" high. Sold.