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Author: jeanmarcfrayantiques

"Somewhere in Northern Italy, 1983" is the setting for director Luca Guadagnino's most recent film, Call Me By Your Name. This stunning tale of love and exploration will take your breath away in more ways than one— its honesty, subtlety, authenticity, and relatability are matched...

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” -Friedrich Neitzsche [caption id="attachment_42474" align="alignnone" width="516"] French Vintage Gilt Metal Sunflower Mirror[/caption] How does one begin to cultivate habits of gratitude and charity into each new day? A charitable act isn’t merely the giving of a tangible item, though in many...

In November of 2017, ten years after the museum was established, the doors were opened at the incredible Louvre Abu Dhabi museum in the United Arab Emirates. Working to bridge the gap between western and eastern art, the historic 30 year agreement between the city...

"[New Orleans is] not a city. It's a way of life. It's a place that you fall deeply in love with." -Jesse Moore NOLA. N'awlins. The Big Easy. New Orleans goes by many names, but is one-of-a-kind-- rich with history, culture, architecture, art, music, and food. It has an...

[caption id="attachment_41892" align="alignnone" width="711"] Roasted duck served on a festive platter.[/caption] As many of us are preparing for our guests' arrival for the holiday, much time is spent in the kitchen! In France, families share a special meal honoring the beginning of Christmas day. "Le Réveillon de Noël,"...

Murano Glass Tree, Italy It is our decades long relationship with craftsmen in Murano, Italy and generations-old collectors in France which help us delight your eyes and interiors with collectible furniture, fine art, and hand-blown Murano glass lighting in our showroom and online gallery. This month we...

For interior designers, architects, and collectors, the name Seguso is now synonymous with high-end, hand-made, luxurious glass creations. This role as one of the most prominent and largest manufacturers in Murano has only come after centuries of work by a family dedicated to producing innovative...

It's that time of year to keep an eye out for the perfect gift for everyone you hold dear (maybe even including yourself!). There is nothing more timeless or unique than an antique or vintage work of art-- whether it's a sculpture, a painting, or a handblown...

Symbolizing a time of great change worldwide, Art Deco is often synonymous with bold, geometric architecture and luxurious, extravagant graphics. Spanning from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II, the style affected design, both commercial and independent, on a...

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  -Marcel Proust As we reveal our newly arrived collection of European luxury furnishings and fine art, we also embrace the jubilance of our community from Austin, Texas...