Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enchanting Emerald: Pantone Picks 2013’s Color of the Year

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color has announced Emerald as their pick for 2013’s Color of the Year. Emerald evokes a sense of sophistication and luxury. It is a color of elegance and beauty.

A great pop of color puts a touch of fun into any interior. Take a look at our own verdant selection:

This simple, yet exquisite hand blown glass bowl, with its shimmery,  metallic finish and 23 carat gold flecks in the “Avventurina” glass is a testament to the Italians’ sophistication when it comes to glass blowing – your friends will be “green” with envy! REF TT226.

Gorgeous Pair of Murano Sea Green Glass Lamps


  This exceptional pair of handblown, Murano glass green lamps with avventurina gold flecks would grace any room. REF SS122



Hand Painted Fir Chest of Drawers from Spain


Hand painted from Spain, this incredible antique gem is oozing with Old World charm. A strong decorative statement, not to mention a much sought after collectible.  REF TT78

French Antique Brass and Marble Coffee Table

We love this French coffee table in gilt brass with a pietra verde marble top. Finely cast details, neoclassic lines, gorgeous green tones in the marble and beautifully patined gold finish makes this piece irresistable! REF TT27

Mixed Media on Panel by Marissa Starr


A wonderful mix of rich greens and luxurious gold hues comes together in “L.O.B.” by Marissa Star. “L.O.B.” is an original mixed media painting on panel with a high gloss resin finish. Absolutely beautiful!  REF MS18 



Three Tier Painted Metal Demilune Garden Shelf


Stack in style! This 3 tiered demilune shelf has a whimsical feel and looks great in GREEN!  

REF XX335  

Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 06:33:00 PM
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Murano Glass “Torciglione” Chandelier

Italian Murano Glass “Torciglione” Chandelier



For a chandelier that is glamorous, striking, unique, and generously proportioned with an architectural twist, look no further! An incredible find! Seven tiers of twisted, “torciglione” pieces cascade from the sturdy structure. From every angle, the beautiful clear and opaline spirals surround every inch of the chandelier. Viewed directly from below, it is a whimsical scene of graceful Italian glass-making. Rewired to UL standards.


Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 08:32:00 PM
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Monday, February 11, 2013

La Fete des Amoureux… February 14.

Only 3 More Days Until
 Valentine’s Day!
Still searching for something special? 
A few ideas for all you romantics out there:

Maison Bagues Crystal and Bronze Chandelier    

Set the mood for a romantic evening with the right lighting. This French crystal chandelier, with its flowers, beads and candlesticks will surely do the trick.

Maison Bagues Brass Bambou Bar Cart, c. 1940

Dinner for Two? Serve up something delicious on this beautiful bar cart!

Louis XVI hand carved armchairs, circa 1920.

His and hers armchairs, dramatically upholstered for love in red velvet.

Italian Vintage Brass Chiavari Chairs, circa 1950.

These delicate, gold chairs will add a touch of elegance and romance to any room…

Red-Orange Murano Glass bowl from Venice.

Need something to hold all those chocolates?
This seductive, Venetian glass bowl will be hard to resist!

Cerulean Bleu Murano Glass Vase.

Roses or tulips? Any flower would look fabulous in this vase, but even after the flowers have come and gone, this vase will continue to make your interior shine

Hand Painted Venetian Vanity, circa 1900.

And last but certainly not least, we just couldn’t resist suggesting this unbelievably romantic little desk or vanity from Venice. Your love letters will never be so inspired!


Posted by Jean-Marc Fray French Antiques at 10:06:00 PM
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