In 1950s and 60s Sydney, not all interiors were minimalist or filled with Scandinavian or other international modernist furniture. For well-heeled Australians, a luxurious home with plush textiles, mirrored surfaces and genuine or reproduction antiques was an oft-chosen alternative. Interior design firm Décor Associates specialised in such interiors, and the style has come to be known as ‘Modern Baroque’ or ‘Hollywood Regency’.

Living room of Betty and Keith Harris

Living room of Betty and Keith Harris, interior design by Decor Associates, Point Piper NSW, ca. 1971. National Library of Australia, (c) David Beal.

This table was part of a suite of furniture and light fittings custom-made in 1964 for Betty and Keith Harris of Point Piper, Sydney. Décor Associates provided a unique design or motif for each client: the chain-link carving on this table was used only for furniture in the Harris house.

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