The image above is of an 8 foot section of a ceiling cove. The vertical face is 28″ along the circumference while the total linear dimension is 56 feet around the entire room. It was custom designed, fabricated and finished by hand on site in Palm Beach, Florida. The home is an historic estate in exclusive Palm Beach and designed by architect Marion Sims Wyeth. Wyeth was also the designer for the famed Mar-a-Lago, the grand estate built in the mid 1920’s for Marjorie Merriweather Post. K. Salowe & Co. did a number of ceilings, fireplace mantles and architectural embellishments along with the library space but the library is the jewel of the house and of our work. I will post more photos when the space is more complete.
Below, I am placing the piece de resistance on this stunning ceiling. There are 2 pairs of these cherubs integrated into the design. It was inspired by a ceiling at Hotel Biron in Paris also known as Musee Rodin, the home and studio of the great sculptor August Rodin. Currently a museum of the sculptor’s work along with some works from Camille Claudel. Check out the film, “Camille Claudel.” One of my most favorite movies. Beautiful and inspiring.