Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Italian Job

Come with me. Just take a peek from around the corner there and into the dining room of the Florentine city apartment of the Marchese and Marchesa di San Giuliano.

The crystal and gilt chandelier, better than any centerpiece has a right to be, is
18th century Italian and a family heirloom. The place settings are unusual by American standards; individual wine decanters at each place are not uncommon at formal dinners in Tuscany.

Crystal goblets are etched with the family monogram. The tablecloth is Sicilian antique damask and is embroidered with the San Giuliano monogram also.

The china is Ginori, Viscount. The flatware is unnamed silver and vermeil.
Photos: Italian Style, Catherine Sabino & Angelo Tondini


inner_child said...

Very nice. Although I am a "cut crystal girl", I love the etched crystal!

Morning T said...

So beautiful! I just posted an Italian themed tablescape last week. I love all things Italy! Great job.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So beautiful!


Christi said...

Wow, who doesn't love a place setting where you get your own wine decanter? Very pretty!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that chandelier!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Gorgeous chandelier...the table is nice too...very very formal.

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