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I looked for furnishings I knew she would gravitate to," Summers says of the living room's curvy vintage Italian sofa and chairs. A rare bronze coffee table by French sculptor Félix Agostini holds some of the client's favorite pieces, including a Harry Bertoia sculpture, 1960s Scandinavian ceramic, and Darcy Miro candlestick. The client's collection of rare furniture includes dining chairs by Danish architect Kaj Gottlob and a pair of 1930s leather armchairs by another Dane, master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Two cherished pieces — a slate-and- steel library table and small patinated metal sculpture atop the fireplace — are by late Italian-Argentine sculptor Marino di Teana, who has works displayed in Paris at the Centre Pompidou and Musée d'Art Moderne. There are also furnishings by contemporary masters, such as a leather bench by architect and designer Peter Marino and a cabinet by British furniture designer Gareth Neal. "Neal is one of the great furniture makers, and just to have a piece of his is amazing," Summers says. The remarkable commode combines both contemporary and classical design shapes, appearing to have a traditional bombe chest emerging from the carved and fragmented block of wood. The interiors' soft lavender-and-gray palette was inspired by colors from the stained-glass panels, with upholstery in plush velvets by Bergamo and exquisite leathers by Jerry Pair. Several hand-knotted rugs are by Tai Ping Carpets, maker of rugs for Buckingham Palace, the Elysée Palace, and the King of Thailand. Rich with beautiful materials and rarefied collections cherished by the owners, the apartment feels happy and comfortable — in other words, perfect. "There is a point for me where a room reaches nirvana, where it can't be any better," the owner says. "I see my rooms, my art, my objects every time I walk in, and how it looks is important because it affects the way I feel every day. I wouldn't change a thing." In the butler's pantry, Beth Katleman mirror. Plaster wallpaper by Weitzner, Willy Rizzo bar stools, custom Eggersmann cabinets, Gaggenau appliances. Opposite page, from top: Kaj Gottlob vintage Danish dining chairs in Jerry Pair leather. Custom light fixture, Bastien Carré. Chris McCaw triptych. On table, vintage Sèvres porcelain sculptures. Emily Summers Design Associates custom stone-base table. Solid bronze console by William P. Sullivan. Ettore Spalletti diptych. (Continued from page 76) 81

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