This customer's home features a stunning collection of antiques and Masters of Indian Art. Imagine an apartment full of beautiful antiques and an amazing collection of artworks from the greatest Indian artists.
The owners have lived in Singapore for eight years and have an enviable art collection from renowned Indian artists such as Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Ram Kumar, Abanidranath Tagore, Hemen Majumdar and J.P. Ganguly. A very impressive list indeed!
The owners have a great skill in matching antiques with their prestigious pieces of art. For example, in the central living area stands a handsome mahogany and ebony Indo-Dutch chest, a special piece which was love at first sight for the couple. Above, is an exceptional painting by R.H. Raza, one of India’s most important 20th century contemporary artists. “The Raza painting is from his iconic “Bindu” series, powerful in its simplicity and symbolizing energy and spirituality with a unique vibrance of colour palette that nicely blends with the colonial chest. We collect art that appeals to our senses and those we know we'll cherish for lifetime” says our customer.
An Indo- Dutch chest with R.H. Raza painting
Views of Sentosa and Marina at Keppel Bay
The apartment itself has striking panoramic views across Sentosa, The Marina at Keppel Bay, Keppel golf club and beyond. The central living space is flooded with clear natural light which showcases the artwork and antique furniture perfectly. “This is our home's central space where family and friends come together, and as such carries some of our chosen pieces” explains our customer. This includes a painting by M. F. Husain, the celebrated Indian artist, and also a painting by Ram Kumar, who is regarded as one of India’s greatest artists from recent generations.
The antique Tibetan sideboard with subtle ethnic floral designs, the couple collected in Hong Kong. The Khajuraho sculpture on top is the Indian trinity of Gods, Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh and the series of Rajasthan (Mewar school) miniature paintings from early 20th century is the ‘Baramasa’ that depicts the various events around Radha-Krishna across the 12-months of Indian Lunar calendar.
Rosewood four-poster bed from Bombay
Intricately carved rosewood secretaire chest of drawers
The owners clearly have a love of antiques and antique furniture. In the spacious bedroom stands an antique four-poster bed and a beautiful Anglo-Indian secretaire chest of drawers, made from rosewood with intricate carving on the drawer fronts and pillars. They knew they wanted to own this piece straightaway and particularly love the secret compartments within. “Our preference for home interior styling has always been rooted in our cultural orientations. We are always more keen on beautifully carved or painted rosewood, mahogany or other hardwood furniture” says our customer. The art piece on top is a carved woodwork from one of the Indian palaces in Rajasthan.
Antiques and Art in the study
The main study or activity room features an antique teakwood roll top desk and revolving desk chair, providing the ideal working space and wonderful views for inspiration. And it is here that more prestigious artwork can be found. On top of the piano is a Tagore portrait and on top of the bookcase Gandhi portrait, both by Jamini Roy painted in early 20th century.
“Home is the reflection of the family living in it, and our home-styling is rooted in our cultural orientations. With beautiful antique furniture from India and an impressive Indian art collection it is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy those views!” say the owners.
And what a wonderfully styled home it is!