For two years I’ve been searching for the right painted portrait for our fireplace mantel. The gentleman (above) has caught my eye several times while at the antiques mall. I finally took the plunge and got in touch with the dealer. I asked if I could borrow the portrait for the sole purpose of seeing it above my dining room mantel. The moment it went on the wall I knew it was perfect. But not the price tag. I held my breath and made an offer. The dealer declined. So…with great reluctance…the portrait got returned.
(Photo- Martha Browne)