June 28, 2007

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Wandering through Normandy

We are in a small sub-region of Normandy and curiously enough have found some exceptional pieces from Provence. Antiques travel the modern world these days just like we do! Our favorite find so far…



A hand carved oak confiturier (jam cabinet) with its original matching verrier (cabinet for glassware). It’s rare to find these two pieces from Provence still together, and they are in pristine...
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June 27, 2007

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Chartres, the Beautiful City

We spent today around the beautiful city of Chartres, famous for its Gothic cathedral with its breathtaking stained glass windows. Here are our favorite finds today:


A one hundred year old camera made of walnut and brass with the original brass label of the camera maker in Paris.



A hand carved oak Provençal pétrin full of symbolic carvings for the family who owned it.



A Louis XIV style walnut...
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June 26, 2007

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We'll Always Have Paris

We are back in France and this time for five weeks of shopping! Okay, we can’t shop every waking moment while we are here, but we can try! After a day and a half of getting settled and over the jet lag, our first day on the hunt was quite successful.



 

We found a beautiful walnut Louis-Philippe period music stand with its original bronze candle holder on an extendable arm. A rare piece all in its...
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