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WINTER

2019

FURLOW'S FOLLY

JOHN ROSSELLI & FURLOW GATEWOOD FURNITURE COLLECTION

PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION

PIECES

AVAILABLE

BY

THROUGH

RODNEY

JOHN

COLLINS

ROSSELLI

REPRESENTATIVE

SHOWROOMS


Half a Century in the Making Furlow's Folly Collection: John Rosselli & Furlow Gatewood by Erin McGarry It all started with a cutout of a carved table from a vintage southern lifestyle magazine. "Finding a particular treasure has often been the trigger for their creativity. Having trekked from antique fairs in Georgia to artisan booths in Jaipur, visiting every old house and country auction along the way, they have relied on their innate taste and singular eye to source items that would excite and inspire (if not others, at least themselves). From discovering singular pieces, they composed custom paint finishes and incorporated distinctive architectural elements that have evolved into an aesthetic with an enduring impact on the design community."– Citation from Julia Reed and Bunny Williams in One Man's Folly   Like many of the design collaborations between John Rosselli and Furlow Gatewood, there is no agenda, no contract, just an innate inclination to create and an understanding between friends that what they are doing has beauty and merit. There is never a sense of deadlines; instead, they allow pieces and ideas to evolve, receiving great satisfaction from a prototype selling off the floor of John's 61st Street shop. So why create a curated collection now? As John would put it, "we weren't getting any younger, and I wanted to highlight the contributions Furlow has made to both the John Rosselli Collection and the world of decoration as a whole." Two of the most talented and influential members of America's design community, they have kept a relatively low profile over the decades. That is until Instagram started to beg the question, Who is @JohnRosselli? And what is #FurlowFriday? Now in their 80s and 90s, respectively, it was time to put a name to the collection, their 50+year friendship, creative partnership, and design aesthetic. Thus, began the development of Furlow's Folly.   For those who may not know their story, John and Furlow met on the streets of New York in the 1960s.   "At the time, he (Furlow) had a shop on 66th street not far from my own with lovely things." - John Rosselli "I was a Georgia transplant, and John (the youngest of 14 from an Italian American family) was desperate to escape home life in New Jersey. We had a common drive to make it in New York, but also found we had similar taste in friends, animals, travel, cooking, and decoration."-Furlow Gatewood

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Back then, the Upper East Side from 2nd Avenue to the East River was a manufacturing hub complete with wood, mirror, glass, and iron shops that supplied everyone on 5th avenue and beyond. Having the resources to produce products locally allowed for John, Furlow, and so many wonderfully eccentric shops to thrive. Their design collaboration began when it was decided to combine their storefronts. John was planning a buying trip to London and needed someone to run the shop. Furlow, who had been questioning whether to continue in New York or return to his home state of Georgia, decided the combination of their inventory would allow them both a unique opportunity. John could have the freedom to travel while Furlow could continue to cultivate the relationships he had established with local manufacturers. "We have similar taste, always valued each other's opinions, and were very comfortable working on projects independently. It was a natural fit. Furlow was much more knowledgeable about English Furniture and valued finding local craftspeople to produce pieces in the right quality and scale. I had been trained as an apprentice under Dino Levy, an Italian importer, creating hand-painted finishes. This new collection sets a focus on painted finishes, which is my passion. I can recall Mrs. Parish saying, 'in every room, there should be at least one piece of painted furniture to lighten the mood and bring a sense of whimsy.'" – John Rosselli  The new Furlow's Folly Collection stems from John and Furlow's years as colleagues, collectors and their predisposition toward antiques. Some may see it as generational, still, there is a sense of nostalgia and respect for the history of manufacturing and decoration they bring to each piece. The new collection of hand carved and decoratively painted hall chairs, tables, mirrors, pedestals, and jardinieres are a culmination of ideas displayed in the following pages. Photographer Rodney Collins has captured two friends and their new collection in the backdrop of Gatewood's family home in Americus, GA. The meticulously restored carriage house, added dwellings, and interiors envelop you into a world of decorative arts. A world that has inspired so much of who and what these gentlemen are all about. We hope you enjoy this collection as it is a celebration of what they have achieved together and what is still to come.

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JOHN

4

ROSSELLI

&

FURLOW

GATEWOOD

AMERICUS,

GA


CONTENTS

Seating Gothic Bench Nicola Hall Chair Treillage Bench

Page Featured 20 13-15 9

Tables & Chests Americus Palm Tables Camellia Grove Table Clawfoot Round Side Table Diamond Table Folly Tea Table Gothic Console Lumpkin Demilune Lyndhurst Console Pagoda Coffee Table Portuguese Table Savannah Center Table Three Shelf Demilune William and Mary Chest

10-11 Cover, 12 18 17 16-17 20-21 18-19 14-15 22-23 22 6-8 18 17

Lighting Brass Hexagonal Candlesticks Gothic Lantern Mahogany Round Back Scones Palm Floor Lamp White Turned Candlesticks

15-16 10-11 12, 19 10 4, 22

Mirrors Collins Mirror Fan Top Mirror Peacock Palm Mirror Whippet Mirror

18 22 20-21 12

Accessories Cuthbert Pedestal James Jardiniere

8-9 6-9

wwww.johnrosselliantiques.com Collection and brochure produced by John Rosselli Antiques & Decoration Special thanks to Milieu Magazine. Collection featured in Winter 2020 issue.

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F1921 JAMES JARDINIERE

HAND PAINTED IRON JARDINIERE 22"DIA X 22"H FINISH DELFT BLUE OVER ANTIQUE WHITE $3000

F1922 CUTHBERT PEDESTAL

ANTIQUE SWEDISH TAPERED PEDESTAL 14.5"SQ BASE X 43.25"H 13.75" SQ TOP FINISH OFF WHITE WITH STEEL GREY $3600

F1306 SAVANNAH CENTER TABLE

PALLADIAN INSPIRED CENTER TABLE WITH TWO DRAWERS 42.5" DIA X 32"H FINISH PALLADIAN WHITE $9000

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FRONT FEATURED: TREILLAGE

PORCH

CUTHBERT BENCH

OF

CUTHBERT

PEDESTAL

AVAILABLE

AND

FOR

HOUSE

JAMES

CUSTOM

JARDINIERE

QUOTE

ONLY

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607 GOTHIC LANTERN

CANOPY AND 3FT OF CHAIN INCLUDED 11.5"SQ X 23"H FINISH ROSSELLI BLACK $2400

208 PALM FLOOR LAMP

CARVED WOOD FIXTURE TWO EDISON BULBS MAX 60W 10"BASE DIA X 66"H TO FINIAL FINISH INDIA STOCK WHITE $2400

AMERICUS PALM TABLE

HAND CARVED TABLE WITH JANSEN INSPIRED PALM TREE MOTIF FINISH OFF WHITE STONE AVAILABLE IN TWO STANDARD SIZES F1307A 34.5"DIA X 33.75"H $9000 F1307B 44.5"DIA X 32.25"H $10500

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DINING FEATURED:

AREA

AMERICUS

LUMPKIN

PALM

TABLE

HOUSE

AND

GOTHIC

LANTERN

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414A PAIR OF MAHOGANY ROUND BACK SINGLE ARM SCONCES WITH CLEAR GLOBES ONE CANDELABRA BULB MAX 60W 6.5"W X APPROX 24"H FINISH BRASS AND MAHOGANY $2700

F846 CAMELLIA GROVE TABLE

COLORFULLY ADAPTED SWEDISH OCCASIONAL TABLE 14.25"W X 10.25"D X 21.5"H FINISH MATTE PINK FAUX BOIS WITH BLUE AND BURNT UMBER TRIM $1200

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F1782 WHIPPET MIRROR

DUTCH INSPIRED DOG EAR FRAME 36"W X 50"H FINISH PINK FAUX BOIS $4200


ENTRY FEATURED:

LUMPKIN NICOLA

HOUSE HALL

CHAIR

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CUTHBERT FEATURED:

14

LYNDHURST

HOUSE

CONSOLE

AND

NICOLA

HALL

CHAIR


307 PAIR OF HEXAGONAL BRASS BASE CANDLESTICKS WITH CLEAR GLOBES

6" DIA X 19"H $2700

F1426 NICOLA HALL CHAIR

GEORGIAN STYLE HAND CARVED URN BACK HALL CHAIR 19"W X 17.75"D X 39.5"H FINISH OFF WHITE STONE $3600

F911 LYNDHURST CONSOLE

NEOGOTHIC STYLE TABLE WITH REEDED LEG AND STONE TOP 41.25"W X 16.5"D X 34"H FINISH AGED OAK WITH MARBLE TOP $7500

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CUTHBERT FEATURED:

16

FOLLY

TEA

TABLE

AND

HOUSE

BRASS

HEXAGONAL

CANDLESTICK


F845 FOLLY TEA TABLE

19TH CENTURY SWEDISH INSPIRED TABLE WITH STYLIZED FLUTING AND FLUSH DRAWER 28"W X 19"D X 28"H FINISH NATURAL CORAL WHITE $6000

F1103 DIAMOND TABLE

MULTIPURPOSE TABLE WITH DRAWER AND MARBLE TOP 50"W X 26"D X 36.25"H FINISH CINNABAR WHITE $8400

F1201 WILLIAM AND MARY CHEST

THREE DRAWER GEOMETRIC CHEST 43.5"W X 21"D X 38.5"H FINISH BIRCH WHITE $6000

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F817 CLAWFOOT ROUND SIDE TABLE

F1781 COLLINS MIRROR

NEOCLASSICALLY INSPIRED DRINKS TABLE WITH PROVINCIAL SWEDISH INSPIRED METAL FOOT OCTAGONAL MIRROR 16.5"W X 19.5"H 36"DIA FINISH GREY SWEDISH WITH GREEK KEY F I N I S H C O O L S W E D I S H A N D O F F W HITE $2100 $3000

F908 THREE SHELF DEMILUNE

INSPIRED BY LATE 19TH C. REGENCY SERVING PIECE

36"W X 18"D X 35"OAH

FINISH GREY SWEDISH WITH GREEK KEY $3750 18

F912 LUMPKIN DEMILUNE

SCALLOPED FRONT GUSTAVIAN STYLE DEMILUNE 44"W X 19.5"D X 33.25"H FINISH COOL SWEDISH AND SLATE BLUEÂ $4200


ENTRY FEATURED:

LUMPKIN

LUMPKIN

DEMILUNE

HOUSE

AND

ROUND

BACK

SCONCE

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F1780 PEACOCK PALM MIRROR

EARLY 20TH C. INSPIRED HAND CARVED MIRROR REPLICATING FEATHERY FRONDS 32"W X 64"H FINISH ANTIQUE CELADON $5400

F1602 GOTHIC BENCH

HAND PAINTED, UPHOLSTERED NEOGOTHIC STOOL 18"SQ X 17"H, 1YD COM $3000

F901 GOTHIC CONSOLE

CARPENTER GOTHIC TABLE INSPIRED BY EXTERIOR ARCHITECTURE OF FURLOW GATEWOOD'S PEACOCK HOUSEÂ 60"W X 24"D X 33"H FINISH MOCHA WITH STENCIL TOP $6000

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CUTHBERT FEATURED:

GOTHICÂ CONSOLE

HOUSE

AND

PEACOCK

PALM

MIRROR

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F309 PAIR OF WHITE ROUND BASE TURNED CANDLESTICKS WITH CLEAR GLOBES

8.75"DIA X 20"H FINISH ANTIQUED OFF WHITE $2700

F723 PAGODA COFFEE TABLE

CHINESE INSPIRED OPENWORK COFFEE TABLE 47.5"W X 19.5"D X 18"H FINISH ANTIQUE LINEN $5100

F1104 PORTUGUESE TABLE

PAINTED TRESTLE TABLE 52"W X 24"D X 31.5"H FINISH OFF WHITE STONE $5400

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F1715 FAN TOP MIRROR

INSPIREDÂ BY SOUTHERN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE ORIGINAL HANGS IN FURLOW GATEWOOD'S HOME

36"W X 72"H FINISH MODELED OFF WHITE $4500


GATEWOOD FEATURED:

PAGODA

COFFEE

GROUNDS

TABLE

IN

CRACKLED

SKYLIGHT

FINISH

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CREDITS

Photography Rodney Collins Project Editor Jonathan Gargiulo Principal John Rosselli International

Project Manager and Editorial Erin McGarry Director of Special Projects John Rosselli Antiques

Product Development and Graphics Nicola Fiorelli Director of Product Merchandising John Rosselli Antiques

John Rosselli Studio Artisans Dennis, James, Rex, Margarito, Marlon, Pedro, Philip, Steve, and David Communications Consultant Tiffany Farney

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John Rosselli Antiques & Decoration 306 E 61st Street, Ground Floor New York, NY 10065 212.750.0060 info@johnrosselli.com

SHOWROOMS

John Rosselli & Associates NY 979 Third Avenue, Suite 1800 New York, NY 10022 212.593.2060 mary@jrosselliassociates.com John Rosselli & Associates DC 1515 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20007 202.337.7676 bob@jrosselliassociates.com John Rosselli & Associates FL 1855 Griffin Road, Suite A-128 Dania Beach, FL 33004 954.920.1700 melissa@jrosselliassociates.com John Rosselli & Associates IL Merchandise Mart, Suite 6-158 Chicago, IL 60654 312.822.0760 sarah@jrosselliassociates.com Ainsworth - Noah 351 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite 518 Atlanta, GA 30305 404.231.8787 info@ainsworth-noah.com Michael Smith | Jasper Showroom 8525 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.315.3028 info@jaspershowroom.com

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