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Isabelle's Magical Music Cabinet

The Lacquered Door Panels of Hélène Gazagnaire

About one year before the tragic death of the great French-American painter Hélène Gazagnaire (about a dozen years ago,) Isabelle and Mark commissioned her to create a pair of paneled doors for the 8-foot tall cabinet that houses Isabelle's collection of flute music.  Hélène Gazagnaire created a series of six fantastic lacquered panels, in which she interwove stunning visual images of musical instruments and scenes from nature.  These magical doors invite the viewer to explore inside the cabinet the numerous musical treasures that evoke nature with wondrous sounds.

Here are closeups of some of the panels:

Butterflies

Drum, Violin, Trumpet, Fox & Snake

Cello, Lyre & Roses

Doves