PRESENTING a UNIQUE Set of Early 20C Hand Painted Medium Sized Ceiling or Wall Panels by Nena Claiborne.
Art Nouveau/Deco Era hand-painted ceiling or wall panels by Dallas Interior Design Legend……..NENA CLAIBORNE…… circa 1929/30.
These panels are in great ORIGINAL CONDITION.
They were custom designed and hand-gilded and hand-painted by Nena Claiborne for the Obenchain Family when they built their Mansion on Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park, TX in 1929.
Ms. Claiborne was the interior designer for that home and she was also attached to early Neiman Marcus.
She also did an original hand-painted mirror (also in our collection).
These panels were on the Ceiling of the Library in the Armstrong Pkwy Mansion.
There are 2 different designs and sizes of these panels.
There are these medium sized ones ( 48″ x 24″) and the larger ones (61″ x 24″ ) … listed separately on this site.
The panel on the left features a series of turquoise armorial shields with a gold cross band and French Royal Golden Crowns, all contained within diamond shaped sections and hand painted borders.
The panel on the right features a series of golden Fleur de Lis and Green Flower heads with gold central stem, all contained within diamond shaped sections and hand painted borders.
We have 14 of the larger and 14 of the medium panels (28 in total) ….. 7 of each pattern in both sizes.
We are selling them in pairs.
PIECES OF EARLY DALLAS HISTORY !
These are STUNNING AND TOTALLY UNIQUE
pieces by Nena Claiborne with exceptional Provenance!!
Nena Claiborne is regarded as a Dallas Legend in Interior Design.
She was one of the first Interior Designers in Dallas and she soon came to the attention of Neiman Marcus and became attached to them.
She specialized in the interior design of some of the earlier and finest homes in Highland Park, Dallas in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.
Many of the most prominent Dallas Interior Designers of today still name Nena Claiborne as one of their main influencer’s in the business.
Early 20C Hand Painted Medium Sized Ceiling or Wall Panels by Nena Claiborne
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Estate..
Dimensions: 48″ Tall, 24″ wide and 0.25″ deep.
Condition: Very good original condition. Some have minor splits on the bottom edges with age, but nothing significant.