May 19, 1982

Mr. Norbert Schickel
Schickel Design and Development Co.
100 Fairview Square
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dear Mr. Schickel:

Listed below are works of art accumulated around the world for the main hall of an Italian Villa to be enjoyed by people of taste and money.

A beautifully carved oak English mid 17th Century Bible Box on a latter table, 17th Century. This type of box was used to store Bibles and other valuable books.

A typical adaptation of an 18th Century Mexican hand crafted mirror in tin.

A Portuguese planter made up of original 18th Century Portuguese tiles which are in good color.

A pair of original 17th Century side chairs in walnut and tooled leather with hand crafted nails. The leather seats had disintegrated so we have replaced them with velvet.

A modern copy, in tapestry, of an 18th Century Dutch painting of a basket of flowers.

A pair of brackets for over buffet, antique fragments of an 18th Century Italian chandelier, now adapted to serve as sconces.

A sideboard, actually American about 1830 but so in the classic Italian Renaissance style that it was easy to add those touches.

A pair of candlesticks hand crafted in a typical 17th Century style.

A modern copy of an elegant heraldic medieval tapestry in a blaze of color.

A pair of Chinese vases, 18th Century, modern copies of Kang Shi.

A pair of gold elegantly carved panels from a scrumptious 18th Century French Carriage.

A pair of gigantic Italian Renaissance church candlesticks in original paint, probably early 18th Century. A large blue and white Delph plate. It is probably early 19th Century.

A pair of Italian pottery caryatids, copy of Renaissance, turned into wall sconces.

A pair of modern adaptions tables of a typical Italian Renaissance table with hand forged steel stretchers.

Very Truly Yours,
Walter I. Farmer, ASID, AIA

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