June 17, 2023

Hanging Antique Japanese Screens

Antique Japanese screens now hang in place of two giant gilded mirrors in my Summer House - and they're so beautiful.

Earlier this year, I purchased two sets of antique Japanese screens by Soga Nichokuan, a highly respected and talented Japanese artist of the 17th century. The two screens show 12 birds of prey, each bird painted and then mounted on individual panels. I knew they would look perfect in my Summer House, but because these large screens needed precise positioning, I needed some expert help. I called on the team from ILevel Art Placement + Installation, the leading company in New York City that specializes exclusively on arranging and securely installing and hanging all types of art - paintings, prints, mirrors, family photo collections, etc. I've worked with ILevel for years. They've done projects for our magazine, "Living" and they've also hung pieces for my daughter, Alexis. A few years ago, they were here at my farm hanging dozens of decorative plates and paintings around my home. And now they're back to install these gorgeous antique screens.

Here are some photos, enjoy.