MARIO BUATTA ANTIQUES FOR MODA DOMUS

If you missed out on “Buattacon” – the flurry of auction activity surrounding the late Mario Buatta’s estate earlier this year – it is not too late to own a treasure from the legendary interior designer’s vast collection. Known for his joyful, whimsical, exuberant style and of course, his passion for chintz, Moda Operandi is now offering a portion of his found antiques all hand-picked by Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder and Chief Brand Officer. The collaboration ranges from exquisite porcelain décor by Mottahedeh to Chinoiserie furniture and even bronze decorations and tongue-in-cheek pillows that he often used to decorate his clients’ homes. Below are a few of my favorite finds from the Mario Buatta Antiques for Moda Domus collection…

(Stay tuned… dog painting will be available through Moda Operandi later this month!)
Vintage Mottahedeh Cabbage Tureen With Underdish
Pair Of Chinese Export Polychrome Porcelain Figural Candle Holders
Pair Of White Hand-Painted Wall Brackets

 

Treasures displayed from Mario Buatta’s collection
Pair Of Black And White Porcelain Rabbits
Pair Of Porcelain Asparagus Tureens
Vintage Mottahedeh Porcelain Lettuce Tureen
Pair of Staffordshire Poodle Groups
Pair of 19th Century English Porcelain Spill Vases
2 Limoges Porcelain Potted Hyacinth Perfume Holders
Small Mottahedeh Artichoke Box With Bird
Early 19Th Century French Faience Partial Dessert Service
Pair Of Black Japanned And Gilt Chinoserie Cache Pots
Colefax & Fowler Töle Candelabra Bough Pot
Tonight/Not Tonight Pillow
Porcelain Monkey Pitcher
Chinese Export Blue And White Porcelain Box
Large Purple Cabbage Papier Mache Covered Tureen
Pair of Mason’s Ironstone “Chinese Scroll” Shell Dishes
Pair Of Black Hand-Painted Wall Brackets
Small Porcelain Asparagus Tureen
Pair of Bronze Ostrich Candlesticks

Such beautiful pieces, I want them all! In addition to the fabulous Mario Buatta Antiques for Moda Domus collection, Emily Eerdmans, author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration, will be launching The Buatta Boutique, an online selling exhibition of 300+ pieces. The Buatta Boutique will be available on Emily’s website eerdmansnewyork.com (under construction) and will launch on Mario’s birthday, October 20.

If you are interested in acquiring books from Mario’s extensive library, Kinsey Marable & Co. is currently offering curated selections via @kinseymarable on Instagram.

And the last bit of news is that Emily Eerdmans and Rizzoli will be releasing a new Mario Buatta book sharing his secrets and How-tos in Spring 2022. I can hardly wait!

5 COMMENTS

  1. Oh my gosh this is so exciting! I want the latest book on his decorating tips! Is there a waitlist? Or will you remind us when it comes out? Thanks Andrea! 😘.
    Elizabeth

  2. Ah, I watched the auction closely and the prices got insane, so I can imagine the secondary market will be even higher! I went over budget on one of the dog paintings for my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel collections

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