This photo of I.M. Pei’s restrained, Modern glass and steel pyramid in the center of the Cour Napoleon juxtaposed with the ornate classical storytelling structure of the Denon wing of the Louvre was the starting point for a tour we gave today to a small group of collectors.
We explored various styles and periods of functional design starting with this incredible Persian bronze table top decorated with writhing snakes and torsos of divinities from whose hands water originally spouted. We love the continuity over the centuries of the fusion of functional design with decorative elements. Created over 3,500 years ago, this table would fit into a contemporary interior as well as it would have in ancient Persia.