Herend Porcelain and More at Scully & Scully

Herend Porcelain and More at Scully & Scully

On Monday night, I had the chance to tour Scully & Scully—a large store known for top-of-the-line luxury gifts and fine home furnishings—which boasts a prominent place on Park Avenue in Midtown East. The store is full of shelves teeming with delicate items (think crystal candlestick holders, vases and the like from high-end brands including Baccarat and Lalique, which glisten under the venue’s showroom lights); as well as impeccably crafted mahogany furniture, several pieces based on Chippendale furniture techniques; whimsical items, including a collection of sturdy leather foot stools resembling a variety of safari animals; a bounty of dinnerware, with designs that range from traditional patterns to bolder statements; and more. The second floor of the two-level shop is home to more furniture, as well as Scully & Scully’s in-house interior design department.

Die-hard collectors of Herend porcelain (or those simply looking for a unique gift) should definitely visit the store, as it features the largest selection of the Hungarian manufacturer’s items in the country. The venerable company has produced hard-paste porcelain since 1826, adding their popular figurines several years later and continues to produce new styles each year. The offerings are almost endless, with almost every animal (birds seem to be very popular) represented in its selection of colorful fishnet-design figurines. The company also produces dinnerware and more, and all offerings are entirely hand-painted and many are made by hand. For an even more personal touch, Herend porcelain artist Marianna Steigervald will be at the store to sign items October 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any  Herend items purchased from now through the event can be personalized by the artist during those two days.

 

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