Laurence Anderson is as charmingly French as the Gallic shrug. She was 34 years on Ferndale in a charming, albeit petite antiquité named Made in France; now she has packed up her tapestries, hotel silver, old letters and books, and the odd balcony or chimneypiece and moved lock stock and baril to Kirby and Westheimer — and treasures abound. “I go to France four times per year and pick everything myself,” she assures us. A large container has just arrived, and in its depths are 10 tables, each more worn and warm than the last, and a screen from a castle in Wales that spans three centuries, with 17th-century Aubusson tapestries, 18th-century carved bottom panels and a 19th-century mirror in the center panel — “I’ve never seen anything like it!” she says. There’s also a 1930s – 1940s portrait of a lady that’s to die, and other remains and fragments from castles and strongholds. 2565 Kirby Drive, 713.529.7949.
IMAGE: Laurence Anderson. Photo by Jenny Antill.