Bunny Mellon's Breathtaking Estate: A Chinese export porcelain armorial dinner service, dating from around includes 135 pieces with the arms of Frederico Lindenberg, consul general for the Hanseatic League in Lisbon.
Single-object decorating is always effective, especially in MRS. MELLON’s houses. A French steel-campaign tester bed, shown here with baskets hanging from the ceiling, was in Oak Spring Farm, and is for sale. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Painted floors, wicker baskets, and serene table settings were de rigueur; shown here in the country kitchen of Mrs. Mellon’s main residence at Oak Spring Farm in Virginia. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s