INTERIORS

Photos: Gordon VeneKlasen’s Cabinet of Curiosities


Photographed: Jason Schmidt

Ming-dynasty ivory, religious reliquaries, and contemporary art cohabit harmoniously in the art dealer’s Manhattan row house.

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VeneKlasen’s New York living room, with its gilt wood and zinc chandelier by Karl Frederick Schinkel, Joaquim Tenreiro glass tables, and collection of Ming-dynasty ivory. The dusty-rose velvet sofas and brown leather chairs are by Annabelle Selldorf.

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VeneKlasen in his living room with Sigmar Polke’s Salamander Stone, 1998.

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A display bookcase, table, and chairs by Tenreiro in the dining room, with a collection of drawings in the background.

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A 16th-century ivory reliquary of St. Philip.

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The exterior of the house.

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A bedside table by Selldorf, a Fontana Arte sconce, crystal pieces, and, in the silver frame, a Francisco de Goya reproduction that Polke kept on his refrigerator.

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The ground floor, furnished with Paolo Buffa slipper chairs, a Gio Ponti coffee table, and an Edward Wormley sofa covered in antique Turkish fabric; over the fireplace is Enrico David’s Untitled, 2009.

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Peter Doig’s Pelican Island, 2006, is poised above a table made by Robert Adam for Apsley House.

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The guest bathroom is lined in aged copper.

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Just one of the gallerist’s many curio cabinets; the table and chairs are by Joaquim Tenreiro.