I have long admired Nancy McGee’s booth at the Mission Road Antique Mall. She has a distinct aesthetic and a fine eye. I was initially surprised that the owner of the space was a woman as her objects have a particularly masculine feel. I’ve had this image of a tablescape in her home open on my desk for days. Vintage coral necklaces adorn an alabaster bust of Joan of Arc. Four obelisks, different sizes and materials. Two gilded reliquaries, one empty, one containing her father’s watch – and something else, the chain?, draped around its spire. Crystal, wood, black, red. I can’t stop looking at it.
Photograph by Aaron Leimkeuhler from the Holiday issue of Spaces.