Bonjour! Welcome to French Metro Antiques, direct importers of fine French antique furniture and accessories. We invite you to share our passion for aesthetics, language, history and the French culture.
Located on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, French Metro Antiques is a mecca for those who have an appreciation for beauty, quality, and authenticity. We travel to France three times a year to personally select each accessory and piece of furniture that arrives at our door.
Rare nineteenth century marquetry game box signed Veuve Sormani & Fils, 10 rue Charlot, Paris. Plum pudding mahogany with rosewood, ebony, and bronze inlay. Gaming chips of mother of pearl...
Silver repoussé hand mirror with beveled glass, c. 1900. 11" L X 6.25" Diameter
Large hand carved Black Forest vase with game birds and nest, c. 1900. 14.75" H X 10" W X 5" D
Louis Philippe period Old Paris porcelain coffee service with hand painted gold leaf, c. 1830-1848. Twenty-eight pieces including coffee pot and lid, sugar bowl and lid, creamer, eleven cups and...
Cut crystal Art Deco liqueur service with four glasses and carafe and stopper, c. 1925. 7.5" H X 3" Diameter carafe 2.25" H X 1.5" Diameter glass
Empire period bronze pharmacy scales with official stamps of the French government that certifies them as approved for use in a pharmacy. Rare find from the time of Napoleon, c....
Porcelain box with lid. Foreign bill motif. 5" L X 3" W X 1" H
Nineteenth century Majolica plate. Green leaves with red detailing. 8" Diameter
What is a "salon" ? This French-origin word has different meanings. The first would be the definition of an elegant living room. The second is "a fashionable assemblage of notables (as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person." And here is an example of the third meaning of a Salon with a capitalized S : an annual exhibition of works of art. For instance the Paris Salon was where the eighteenth and nineteen century artists displayed their works to the public. The Royal Academy of Art, established in 1648 by the Sun King, was the most significant professional art society in France. This school held annual exhibitions where artists could display...