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Axel Vervoordt. Text by Meredith Etherington-Smith. Photographs by Laziz Hamani.New York. Assouline. 2001. First edition. Paper-bound boards, dust jacket. 195 pages. Inscribed on the half-title page by Axel Vervoordt to James Brett, the renowned Norfolk antiques dealer - 'Dear James, / With wishes of / luck and / friendship / Axel / 2005'. Approx. 150 full-page colour illustrations. 345 x 275mm (13½ x 10¾"). 2.4kg. 284323297x. English. Fine; very light shelf wear to jacket.A sumptuously illustrated book featuring photographs of renowned art & antiques dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt's own chateau near Antwerp and his gallery in a restored industrial complex on the banks of the Antwerp canal.'Axel Vervoordt began his career as an art and antiques dealer in the late 1960s, when he meticulously renovated a narrow street with sixteen of the oldest houses in Antwerp. In 1986, his company moved to a castle near Antwerp, where he became a major collector and decorator. The foundation of Vervoordt's style is his commitment to making the past a relevant part of today's design. This gorgeous book will be an inspiration to anyone interested in a home that is elegant and personal without being ostentatious.' (from the publisher's descriptions).