These Karens should have stayed in the armoire. Then again, can you trust the St Louis cops to protect your van Dyck or act like one. It’s only eight miles from Ferguson to reenact the Sack of Rome at your faux-palazzo. Money, guns, and lawyers
Mark says it’s remarkable that they’ve mostly only had to replace art and furniture rather than fixtures—after Anna and Edward died in 1935, the house sat empty for a decade, but nothing was stolen or stripped out. The McCloskeys have had fun seeking out objects original to the house as well as filling it with their own antiques, including a rare 1560 stipo a bambocci carved wooden cabinet made in Genoa and a Louis XIII homme-debout (“standing man”) armoire, so named because, during the Reign of Terror, a gentleman could hide inside one.
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