Our study is a Colonial combination; from the English claw-and-ball desk and bankers desk lamp to the Indian sari that became a curtain drape.
The inspiration for the design of the claw-and-ball foot came from a Chinese motif of a dragon’s claw clutching a pearl or crystal ball.
|Chinese dragon claw-and-ball design|
The lion claw-and-ball foot made its appearance in English baroque furniture designs.In America an eagle’s talon replaced the English lion claw.
|Victorian lion feet bathtub claw-and-ball feet|
|Cast iron eagle claw and glass ball design of 1890|
Christo had his desk made with 8 curved claw-and-ball legs.
I made the cushion on the Victorian two-seater from an embroidered lappie I bought in the old city of Yerushaláyim (or Jerusalem) at the end of 2006.
Christo bought the sari at Little India on our visit to Singapore in 2012. A sari is associated with grace and is widely regarded as a symbol of Indian culture. I love this room, and the sari has a lot to do with my affection!
A full view of the study is not available, because the plastic crates full of books will spoil the illusion of a stylish room!