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December 2015 - Houston

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Clockwise from top: Mariquita Masterson at home, surrounded by collections that encompass European and Latin American history while bowing to the rich Dia de los Muertos tradition of her homeland. Other inspirations she cites are artists Louise Nevelson and Georgia O'Keeffe, and designer Tony Duquette, whom she knew and occasionally visited. In the foreground, a rare sculpture by Houston's Earl Staley, circa 1980s, rests upon a Japanned, lacquered English table from the mid-19th century. Table flanked by William and Mary-period chairs.. Along a wall leading to the dining room, a French Baroque-era canvas. On the early-18th-cntury console, treasures include a lacquered egg that son Harry Masterson commissioned during a Russian trip, painted with the likenesses of family members. Another view of the keepsakes patinated with history that reside on an early carved console.

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