Set of Four Italian Paint and Parcel Gilt Armchairs / John Astin Perkins
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set of four (4) Italian paint and parcel gilt armchairs with oval open work back splats with a stylized sort of Prince of Wales feathers, scrolled arms, upholstered in fabric with brightly colored diamond shapes overall, from a house done by Dallas designer John Astin Perkins in the 1970's, Italy, 20th century
John Astin Perkins (1907-1999) was an interior designer and architect based in Dallas, Texas He helped create the “Dallas Look” though his prominent commissions and his “fearless use of color and highbrow taste.”
Perkins seduced Dallas’ wealthiest women with his brilliant sense of color, bold accessories, and dashing audacity.
from John Astin Perkins' Dallas Design Aesthetic That Still Holds its Own byPeggy Levinson, August 16, 2007, D Magazine