A BENTWOOD AND CHECKERBOARD PATTERNED CABINET Koloman Moser, after, J. & J. Kohn, circa 1902, 87in. (222.9cm.) high, 50in. (127cm.) wide, 25in. (63.5cm.) deep | SOLD $27,600 Christie's New York, June 11, 1999
Ottoman Chic: one of Serdar Gülgün’s alcove rooms, green velvet divans covered with a profusion of opulent silk, velvet and embroidered cushions wrap the walls hung with examples of Ottoman calligraphy, a graphic art form Gülgün feels is an ancient precursor to abstract painting. Sofas (actually originally a Turkish word) were never freestanding in Ottoman times as it was considered rude to sit with your back turned toward anyone.