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Our Credentials ~ Kakh-e Morvarid ~ Pearl Palace Iran


Our Credentials: Kakh-e MORVARID
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The Persian Pearl Palace in Mehr-Dasht, Iran
Kakh-e MORVARID, The Pearl Palace, is in Mehr-Dasht, Iran near Karaj  (kakh-e Morvarid in Persian and also called kakh-e Shams - (كاخ مرواريد ( شمس).  It is a large estate designed by Taliesin Associated Architects on instructions from Her Imperial Highness, Princess Shams Pahlavi, elder sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. It was built in the early 1970s. In 2002, the building was recognized as a cultural value and registered by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran.
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Wikipedia's Morvarid article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Palace) attributes the design and construction as follows, and omits any mention of us or our firm:
Architect: William Wesley Peters
Architecture firm:     Taliesin Associated Architects
Structural engineer:Thomas Casey
Other designers: Stephen M. Nemtin, Frances Nemtin, Cornelia Brierly

 
In the early 1970's, our parent firm, Spencer & Company, designers and  manufacturers of custom period furniture to the trade, accepted the commission from the Frank Lloyd Wright Corporation and Western Contract Furniture to design and manufacture the interior and furnishings for the palace of Her Imperial Highness, Princess Shams Pahlavi in Mehr-Dasht, Iran.  Our  family has been in the Arts and Antiques Trades since the 1940's. Below is our trade announcement as it appeared in Architectural Digest Magazine, announcing our acceptance of this commission.
 
We accompany this substantiation with personal photos taken at Morvarid during its' construction, showing us creating the custom work and doing actual installation at the site. Shipments of finished custom period pieces were shipped to Iran from our offices in California by modifying the interior of Boeing 747s, emptying out the passenger compartments and creating a cargo hold instead.
 
In the photo with the purple carpeting, look to the left, and you can see several large crystals embedded in the headboard of the Art Deco styled suspended bed. To give you some idea of the design, construction, and size, here's some personal information on just one of those crystals. We still have one that arrived damaged (not due to packing by us!). It arrived chipped on the edge and couldn't be used. It is solid beveled crystal, custom made for this bed, and weighs approximately 1 kilogram 146 grams or 2 pounds 8.7 ounces (two pounds eight point seven ounces). It measures from end to end in length approximately 17 cm // 6.5 inches. The width at the widest point as measured across the bottom measures approximately 7 cm // 2.75 inches. The height from bottom to top while lying on this desk measures approximately 6 cm // 2.5 inches / 6 cm..

 
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