Antiques are often thought of as investment pieces b/c they have an almost endless life-cycle. Truly, they are as green as it gets b/c nothing is being newly produced. In other words, no trees have been cut down for 100+ years when you buy one of our one-of-a-kind pieces.🌿
We like to call it "granny chic"... re-imagining our antiques to bring out their best. Our careful bleaching process may take months but it's worth the wait. A lighter version on an heirloom brightens a home in such a special way.
One of our favorite eras, Mid-Century Modern furniture, the clean lines, gentle curves, and organic shapes. This style originated mid-20th century hence its name but thanks to its elegant simplicity and timeless aesthetic.
Talk about mixing old and new, we are constantly re-imaging antiques with new or vintage fabrics to give them that modern feel.
Whether it's a dark antique carved French / Flemish throne chair lightened up to feel less serious with a new indigo backing adding a laid-back attitude upholstered in a Clarence House Damask to add to all the character. OR an antique daybed freshened up with a linen Belgium fabric, we can dream it up for you.
French Antiques comprise both the most sophisticated furniture made in Paris for king and court, aristocrats and rich upper bourgeoisie, on the one hand, and French provincial furniture made in the provincial cities and towns many of which, like Lyon and Liège, retained cultural identities distinct from the metropolis. There was also a conservative artisanal rural tradition of French country furniture which remained unbroken until the advent of the railroads in the mid-nineteenth century.
Painted furniture is all about the art of the patina, that gorgeous age that develops over decades of painting and re-painting a piece of furniture. Painted furniture started around Europe as a way to refresh or re-imagine a piece.