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Lucca Antiques Opens In NYC!

One of my favorite west coast antique dealers is opening up shop in NYC. Time and time again, I have found beautiful high quality pieces at Lucca. The store showcases the owners appreciation of fine antiques, architectural elements and their passion for creating their own designs from old, found objects. Prior to their Tribeca store opening I could only gaze longingly at their LA store via 1st dibs. I now will be able to drool in person and so will you!

A few images to tempt/ inspire you:

8 am chandelier assembled from 18th, 19th, and 20th century parts with a beautiful finish.

Bleached wood arm chairs. I love their squiggly lines that run all the way down to their legs.

19th Century faux bois dining table and 4 arm chairs. Perfect for the backyard of your townhouse or the garden of your country/ beach home.

Lucca Antqiues
182 Duane Street ( Tribeca)

website: http://www.luccaantiques.com/




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West Village- Elizabeth Bauer Design

I was flipping through Vogue and saw much to my delight that they wrote an article about Elizabeth Bauer and her fabulous store. A girl after my own heart, Elizabeth loves the vintage find, french artists, and color, color, color! I stop in her store regularly to find that last minute, “must-have” for my clients. I snapped a few photos of some of her more irresistible finds while shopping a few days ago.

A pair of night stands with interlocking brass rings

Console table wrapped in navy leather and nail head trim

Ceramic Buddha Lamp

Black lacquered chest of drawers with large brass rings

A beautiful painting of a street in Paris- This reminds me of an illustration from Madeline

An original Charles Cobelle painting hung behind beautiful glass bottles with large stoppers

Another beautiful bottle perched on a Dorothy Draperesque swag wall mount

A pair of vintage ikat pouf from the estate of David Barrett

A collection of vintage prints by French artist SEM- these are always fun hung in a power room

1960’s Etagere with tassel motif and light

A pair of black and gold side tables with x bases- Dorothy Draper for Henredon

Red Lacquer chinoiserie style plug in sconces

Shagreen and brass cocktail table- sleek and stylish

Gorgeous pair of faux malachite side tables- low in height but beautiful!

Shop Elizabeth’s Store: http://elizabethbauerdesign.com/shop/



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1st dibs- Wednesday’s Picks

It’s wednesday and the new listings are up on 1st dibs- my go to site for hard to find pieces. Below are my selections for this week. Enjoy!

Pair of 1940’s sconces by Maison Bagues


Double Flamingo lacquered desk- so much fun! Perfect for a Palm Beach bungalow I am working on.


French 1940’s rectangular mirror with beveled frame. This mirror is stunning. I love the details in the corners.


1950’s Shiaparelli sketch by Marcel Vertes- this is so great! I love all of Marcel Vertes works and this one is iconic.


1940’s James Mont cerused bookshelves with “button” pull. These would be perfect for a certain fashion designer I know…


USA 1960’s vintage gilt wheat cocktail table


Please contact me with inquiries.



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French Watercolors for Sale

A selection of watercolored gouaches on hand made paper and traditional lacquers signed by the naturalist painter La Roche Laffitte

Information on the artist and studio:

Born in 1943 in « Maisons Laffitte » France.

Contemporary artist specialized in watercolor gouaches.
An artist who finds his inspiration in the treasures of the nature and transcribes his vision of the animal and vegetal world.
All his works are unique, precious of a remarkable accuracy, the fruit of a minute observation. Framed in hand made beautiful parchment paper wrapped around wood.

La Roche Laffitte :
Education : Académie André Lhote 1960 – 1961

FL-8- Bright and happy – this can be hung as a pair with the below print or separately.

17″ x 21″

On sale for: $429.00 + shipping

FL-13- I love the bright wild petals of this flower. Its size makes it perfect for a bedroom, bathroom, or smaller space

17″ x 21″

On sale for: $429.00 + shipping

FOU-13- This is a beautiful print. The size lets you see all the details of the brush strokes. This would be a great piece for a living room, study, or hallway.

29″w x 42″h

On sale for: $1,200.00 + shipping ( retail price $2,000.00)

MOL-4- These shells are so realistic. The colors are beautiful.

21″ x 27″

On sale for: $612.50 + shipping

MOL- 8 – The soft curve of the nautilus shell in pale neutrals with deep chocolate brown accents.

21″ x 27″

On sale for $612.50 + shipping

POI-15- I love the soft blues, vibrant coral, acid green, and charcoal grey in this piece.

17″ x 21″

On sale for: $429.00 + shipping

POI-17 – The lanvin blue and acid yellow are so pretty.

17″ x 21″

On sale for: $429.00 + shipping

Email me with inquiries.



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French Antiques and Silk Ikat Fabrics…

Say no more…I am hooked. One of my favorite stores combines my two loves and is completely perfect. I would buy everything in this store if I could. I visit this store for the perfect table, lamp, fun lamp shade, or just to be inspired. It is located on Antique Row ( 243 East 60th Street) on the Upper East Side. They sell to The Trade only so please email me for inquiries. I have posted a few of their pieces to whet your appetite:

Louis XVI French Arm Chair – early 19th century. Upholstered in a fabulous rich ikat.

Art Deco style 4-panel linen screen with nail head trim

French 1940’s- set of four cerused oak chairs. So unique!

Folding french campaign chair circa 1870. I love these as desk chairs.

James Mont 3 panel screen – USA 1940s. I love the red paint with gilt touches. The circles over the antique mirror are beautiful.

Empire Style Bench- French 1920’s



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