Chile, Peru, Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Romania, Puerto Rico, Israel, Holland, Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Greece. These are the countries we have explored just this year. In every locale we immerse ourselves in the local architecture, fashion trends, museums, antique shops, and market places, where we inevitably discover local gems and unique looks.
When perusing museum exhibits in these far-off locations, we often find ourselves astounded by how similar our antique offerings are to the pieces on display. Come along with us, from the comfort of your desk chair, and see for yourself!
Here’s our “Thuret a Paris” French antique clock, decorated in the ornate Boulle style with tortoiseshell and bronze dore.
which looks strikingly similar to this clock, spotted in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, Holland:
With the beginning of autumn, our thoughts turn toward the pleasures of home and hearth.
Goose-down comforters return to our beds, warm apple crisp tempts us at the table, and candles are lit earlier as the days become shorter. It is the time of year to look forward to the warmth of a crackling fire in the fireplace, to slow-cooked dinners, and to the joy of tucking into bed early with a good book. Much is made of finding the perfect “beach read” during the summer, but perhaps the best time of year for reading is fall and winter, when the long, dark evenings and snowy mornings give us the perfect excuse to get lost in a book from the comfort of our bed.
In 1971 Julia Child was filming episodes of The French Chef, Love Story was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, Fiddler on the Roof was the year’s most popular film, and perhaps you – or your parents – had just discovered a new store in Manhattan called Schweitzer Linen. Nestled among other luxury retailers along Madison Avenue, the store maintained a beautifully curated selection of linens offered with impeccable service.