The Spanish Adventure, an Empire of Style

From the Spanish Baroque to the Spanish Colonial to the Spanish Revival the Iberian peninsula imposed its Imperium around the world, both Spanish and Portuguese, which left its mark on an astonishing range of art and furniture. Here you'll find Archdukes in oil and bullfighters on paper and the skilled hand of the California craftsmen and women who made the style the emblem of their state, and the sine qua non of the grand homes of the bankers of Hancock Park, the polo-playing playboys of Santa Barbara, the potentates of Pasadena and the greats and not-so-greats of Hollywood. Go grand or go home, we say.