Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Serge Roche

Ever heard of Serge Roche? If you're as obsessed with interior design as most readers of this blog, surely you've run across his pieces in the blogosphere or in shelter publications. In the 1930's, Roche designed furniture and accessories in the Baroque (over-the-top) style out of stucco and mirror. Designers love him for his use of embellishment and ornament. Why am I bringing up Serge? Over the weekend, I found a vintage lamp that looks a lot like some of his celebrated designs . . .

Now, whether this is truly a Roche piece or simply "in the manner of,"  I'm not sure, but it bears a striking resemblance to pieces I've found on the internet that are attributed to him. Observe . . . 

Another interesting piece I found while doing my research bears a striking resemblance to a mirror I found for a client. Remember this piece?
The same mirror is available currently on Etsy for $1295. My client got hers for well under $200. Score!

Here's my client's mirror in her entry . . .
Its fluid, organic fronds and gilt finish really balance out some of her more angular, modern pieces. It's a great mix. 

Some more Serge Roche pieces . . .
Mirrored Serge Roche bed in Bunny Williams' bedroom.

Mirrored screen in Delphine Krakoff's apartment.

And of course, I had to include one of his dolphin tables!

So, what do you think? Are you a fan of Serge Roche?

7 comments:

charmaine said...

Love the lamp and the mirror! Great finds!

Ashley said...

What the hell! You live in the promised land of insane secondhand finds. Seriously. Are all the old Nashville residents, like, majorly into interior design? I feel like you are constantly unearthing these amazing, 1st Dibs-worthy treasures.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Beautiful finds! Loved learning more about Roche as well! xo.

Melissa Crochet said...

Scored again!

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

I'm a big fan. Love it all! Great find!
Hooper

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I guess I am...Love it all!

Amal -- Sybaritic Spaces said...

Love Serge Roche, I am just seeing your post and I just did one on him. Very cool lamps by the way, great score! A