Finally–my first buying trip as part of the French Metro team! I patiently waited my turn when Harrison, Renee, and Terry traveled to France last summer and this January was my time! We arrived in Paris on January 9th and I got to spend three weeks traveling all through Normandy and the Loire Valley in search of unique antiques to fill our shop!
My first thought (after antiques, of course!) was about… food. I had to have snails and foie gras, two essentials when traveling in France!
We even got to celebrate Terry’s birthday at one of our favorite restaurants!
Then, it was off to the hunt!
We found several pieces including a great razorback to bring back for our hog fans!
Louis XVI Marquetry Game Table
Set of Six Louis XVI Chairs
Pair of Art Deco Nightstands
Large Artisan-made Birdcage
Hand Carved Oak Vitrine c. 1880
Large Iron Key Sign
Louis Philippe Secretary
Painted Louis XVI Settee
Pair of 18th Century Stucco Friezes
Mid-Century Brass and Glass Bar Cart
In between shopping, we were able to visit the cathedral in Chartres..
As well as the city of Rouen with its famous clock, the Gros Horloge.
At last, we ended the trip with a visit to my brother Alexander’s new house in Blois!
The landmark stairwell Denis Papin in Blois changes its steps multiple times a year.
Shipping issues around the world have hit French Metro as well, but our spirits are up. Our container from our January buying trip is finally here! We will be closed Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th while we unpack and will reopen our doors on Saturday, June 11th. Hope to see you then!