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Grace Millard Knox House / Montefiore Club / Computer Task Group / Cellino Law

800 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y.

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2021 Decorators’ Show House

In 2020, the Knox House was purchased by Cellino Law for its Buffalo headquarters.  The  photos below were taken on May 5, 2021 with permission of the Junior League.  Subsequently, professional decorators would decorate each room in the house and the house would be open to the public for touring.  Profits would be donated by the
Junior League to deserving organizations throughout WNY.

On this page, below:

Vestibule

Foyer

Music Room

Library

Drawing room

Rotunda

Dining room

Photos taken on May 5, 2021

Vestibule


Vestibule    ...    View from foyer toward north side glass and wrought iron main entrance



Vestibule    ...    Plaster coffering featuring rosettes and egg-and-dart




Foyer


Foyer    ...    Originally, there were six 17th-century tapestries on the walls along the stairway. The tapestries were eventually sold at an auction by Christies in New York City,



Foyer    ...    The 23 by 30-foot foyer is paneled in polished beige Vermont marble     ...    There is curved marble along the staircase and a bronze balustrade and polished bronze handrail




Foyer    ...    The floor is Vermont rose gray marble, as are the pilasters    ...   


Foyer



Foyer   ...   Skylight at top of stairway



Foyer    ...   Balustrades, detailed below    ...    French Baroque table



Foyer    ...    Balustrade



Foyer    ...    French Baroque table    ...    Cabriole legs    ...     Ormolu   



Foyer    ...     Modillions and rosettes    ...    Egg-and-dart    ...   Leaf-and-dart    ...    Corinthian  pilasters



Foyer    ...    Sconce




Music Room


View of the music room from the foyer    ...   Fanlight    ...   Marble  Corinthian  pilasters


Music Room    ...    Adam style architectural design, after the Scottish 18th century architect Robert Adam. Inspired by the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Adam adapted classical motifs and led the classical revival in England for both architecture and interior decoration   ...     Computer Task Group is to be lauded for leaving the Adam style ceiling, walls and floors intact    ...   Antique furniture is not original    ...    Room details below:


Music Room    ...   Looking out to Delaware Avenue and Millionaires' Row    ...    Fanlight window above French doors



Music Room    ...    Adam style    ...     Elaborate plasterwork, including a magnificent ceiling oval, detailed below:


Music Room    ...  Ceiling plasterwork   ...     Chandelier    ...     Fanlight


Music Room    ...    Adam style


Music Room    ...    Chandelier    ...     Fanlight


Music Room     ...    Adam style    ...    Dentil molding   ...    Frieze features scrolling acanthus plants and Classical scene   ...    Fanlight


Music Room    ...    Adam style    ...   Dentil molding   ...   Guilloche    ...    Frieze features scrolling acanthus plants and Classical scene    ... Plaster  Corinthian capital 


Music Room


Music Room    ...   Gilded mirror frame



Music Room    ...   Marble fireplace and hearth    ...    Fender



Music Room    ...    Fireplace    ...    Carved frieze    ...    Rosettes and flutes    ...    Gray surround



Music Room     ...    Marble fireplace frieze with Adamesque  urn



Music Room    ...    Fireplace    ...    Fender    ...    hearth


Music Room    ...    Sconce inset with Wedgwood porcelain reliefs



Music Room    ...    Gilded French Baroque table    ...    Cabriole legs    ...     Stretcher


Music Room    ...    Gilded French Baroque table    ...    Oval Classical scene with ribbons and bellflowers



Music Room    ...    Gilded French Baroque table





Music Room    ...   Adamesque/Neoclassical sideboard




Music Room    ...    Adamesque/Neoclassical sideboard left panel    ...   Side ancone   ...  Claw foot    ...     Swag    ...   Pendant bellflowers    ...    Woman playing a lyre



Music Room   ...   Adamesque/Neoclassical sideboard middle panel    ...    Top  Woman playing a horn


Music Room    ...   Adamesque/Neoclassical sideboard right panel    ...    Woman dancing    ...    Acanthus leaf on side



Music Room    ...   Adamesque/Neoclassical sideboard side panel





Library


Library    ...    Walnut paneling


Library    ...    Transom windows    ...    French doors open to balconet



Library    ...    Ceiling plaster decoration    ...   Fanlight



Library    ...    Fanlight



Library    ...    The walnut-paneled library contains a magnificent fireplace, in early Italian Renaissance style with an unpolished travertine marble mantel     ...    Of the 12 fireplaces, this is one of the mansion's most spectacular.



Library    ...    Fireplace    ...    The bas-relief on the frieze is also typical Italian Renaissance



Library    ...    Candelabra



Library    ...    Fireplace    ...    Andiron



Library    ...    Fireplace    ...    Egg-and-dart molding under mantel



Library    ...    Fireplace    ...    Roman urn



Library    ...    Andiron



Library    ...    Walnut-paneled






Drawing room


Drawing room    ...   Fanlight


Drawing room    ...   Early 18th-century, Georgian-style drawing room    ...     In order to maintain the integrity of the room's original design, Computer task Group, when they owned the building, installed glass and wood modular office units and left the walls untouched    ...    Chandelier    ...    


Drawing room    ...   Plaster medallion



Drawing room    ...   Chandelier


Drawing room    ...    Fireplace with a white Carrara marble mantel



Drawing room    ...    Modillions    ...    Rosettes    ...    Egg-and-dart    ...    Corinthian capital    ...    Broken pediment    ...    Festoon (swag)



Drawing room    ...   Corinthian capital    ...   Fluted pilaster shaft


Drawing room    ...   Fireplace 


Drawing room    ...   Fireplace    ...   Egg-and-dart    ...   Beed-and-reel    ...    Roman urn


Drawing room    ...   Fireplace    ...   Cornucopia and shell


Drawing room    ...   Fireplace    ...   Andiron
 

Drawing room    ...   Chandelier


Drawing room    ...   Sconce

  Drawing room    ...   Plaster rosettes and shells


Drawing room    ...   Sconce





Rotunda


Rotunda    ...   Chandelier 


Rotunda    ...   There are six varieties of marble in this room, some American, some imported. They include Vermont rose, putty green, American brown and strawberry , dusty rose, and gray Carrara.



Rotunda    ...   Marble abacus and Tuscan capital

 

Rotunda    ...   Marble  smooth column shaft



Rotunda    ...   Domed ceiling painted in Neo-classical design     ...   Alabaster light fixture



Rotunda



Rotunda     ...    Detailed below:


Rotunda


Rotunda    ...    Note cow heads (bucranes)


Rotunda    ...   Grotesques, detailed below:


Rotunda    ...   Grotesques



Rotunda    ...   Bellflowers above and below faces    ...    Panel: architecture tools



Rotunda    ...   Marble  floor and pilasters



Rotunda historic photo



Rotunda



Rotunda    ...   Tiffany-style stained glass peacock was once lit from the outside by natural light



Rotunda    ...   Marble fountain detail    ...   Neptune?    ...     Shell    ...     Dolphins



Rotunda    ...   Marble fountain detail 


Rotunda    ...   Marble fountain detail    ...   Note trident, perhaps indicating that the face on the fountain is that of  Neptune   ...    Stalactites




Dining room


Dining room historic photo



Dining room    ...    Note floor boards, exposed after carpeting was removed in preparation for the Decorators' Show House



Dining room    ...    Fanlight


Dining room    ...    Note egg-and-darts and dentils and acanthus leaves



Dining room    ...    Leaf-and-dart    ...   Bead-and-reel    ...   Egg-and-dart    ...      Dentils    ...    Scrolling acanthus leaves



Dining room    ...    Large acanthus leaf, detailed below:


Dining room



Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace  


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace    ...   Entablature    ...     Festooned ancones    ...   Pendant bellflowers    ...    Baroque andiron


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace    ...    Bead-and-reel    ...   Egg-and-dart    ...     Acanthus leaf    ...      bellflowers    ...   Swag    ...   Paneled scrolling acanthus leaves


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace    ...   Nike?


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace    ...   Paneled scrolling acanthus leaves


Dining room    ...    Neoclassical  marble fireplace    ...   Pendant bellflowers


Dining room    ...    Sconce    ...    Gadroons



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Photos and their arrangement 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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