Soft furnishings custom made to your specifications.
Watercolor drawing of the Prince de Salm bed
This 18th century image of an existing bed was used as a reference for the bed hanging design used for the Jacob bed pictured at left. The bed is shown as installed in the Lauzun Bedroom, Wrightsman Galleries for 18th century French Decorative Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Every stitch of this installation was done by hand. The custom woven silk damask was produced as a side-by-side pattern, cut and seamed to accurately portray historic fabric widths.
We offer workroom services to designers and curators.
Our experience with custom textile furnishings for historic and residential interiors allows our talented staff to interpret and implement designs from throughout time and around the globe.
Whether based on period documents or your own ideas, we are uniquely poised to help bring your designs to life.
Every detail of every project is approached with a fresh eye.
Dimity throwover bed curtains, Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Construction technique contributes to the success of every project as surely as material choice and installation.
We are happy to work with you to discover what methods of stitching, choice of thread, lining or finishing technique will assure the finest results.
Clarissa Barnes deMuzio
A life-long practitioner of the needle arts, Clarissa has been creating soft furnishings for historic interiors for nearly fifteen years. Her work can be found in numerous private residences as well as in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the WinterthurMuseum, the John Warner House and many of the FairmountPark houses.
It has been three years since the installation of draperies and bed hangings in the Wrightsman Galleries for 18th Century French Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I am looking forward to updating my website with current residential work for interior design clients.
Lauzun Room photo and Prince de Salm image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Dimity bed hangings photo courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art Red linen loose covers photograph courtesy Geoffrey Gross