Friday, December 09, 2011

A Rare and Beautiful Find…

Majestic 18th century Louis XIV armoire in solid walnut.
This is one of the most incredible early 18th century period piece we’ve ever purchased. This noble piece was crafted in the region of Versailles during the late reign of Louis XIV. The “Sun King”, after a life of excess and pleasure, was looking for spiritual guidance… the stars of Bethlehem, hand carved in high relief in the mid section of the amazing 3 panel doors, are a vibrant symbol of this late quest. The Fleur de Lys shows the piece was commissioned for a noble family with close ties to the court. The most beautiful figured walnut was selected, hand forged iron hardware and key. All original. An extremely rare find. We just have to show this off!

Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 08:49:00 PM
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Friday, December 02, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for that very special person this year? Here are some of our favorite things that would make anyone feel ultra special this holiday season…

Venetian Vanity Mirror – $650

Italian Vintage Gold Leafed Busts – $2500

Fragonard Scented Candles – $42

19th Century French Confit Pot – $400

Fragonard Heart Soaps – $22

19th Century Majolica Heron – $6500

Original Oil Painting by Meredith Pardue – $2700

Pair of Cobalt Murano Glass Vases – $5200

19th Century French Water Pitcher – $1275

Pair of Lilac Murano Glass Lamps – $4200

American Empire Jewelry Box – $1700
Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 08:23:00 PM
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