The Apartment in Chapel St.is an opulent Parisian salon in the heart of Melbourne's design and fashion precinct. There is nothing that will prepare you for the experience behind the standard-issued industrial door, marked "26". Behind it lies the world. A private salon, where guests are invited to enjoy the elegance and luxury of the latest acquisitions and collections.
The effect of perfect pieces, which have been lost in time, arranged by Tony Venios is breath taking. An early Louis XV period commode by Francoise Faizelot, Jean-Louis Faizelot DELORME from a French Chateau in the Loire Valley ( Francoise Faizelot DELORME (1691-1768 Maitre avant 1735) (Jean Louis Faizelot DELORME maitre 1763 ).
As important, an 18th century Regence period, ormolu-mounted Boulle marquetry bracket clock, signed 'Jean GODDE Laisne. Circa 1715. ( Jean GODDE Laisne 1690-1729 was received as maitre horologer in 1691 and was clock maker to Louis XIV. ).
From a private collection in Paris, a museum documented, 17th century 'Royal Aubusson' tapestry, by Isaac MOILLON ( 1614 -1673 ) 'The Banquet of Dido and Aeneas' Signed 'A Fleurs de Lys B' ( meaning Royal tapestry commissioned under Louis XIV )
sits above an 18th century Louis XV period salon suite, by Jean-Baptiste GOURDIN ( Jean-Baptiste GOURDIN Maître en 1747. and made chairs for Marie Antoinette )