Bishop Gilbart Burnet lived from 1643 to 1715 and wrote of the reformation of the church of England. These gorgeous red leather and gold gilt books are his complete 6 volumes of work. They date 1825 and have been fantastically well kept with the gold gilding on the pages as shiny as ever. Included in the pages are wonderful engravings of the famous peoples of the times including Henry VIII. I love also that the books were once owned by an English Reverend as noted in the page marker on the front cover. Use these to add to your library or to add a flare of fabulous red to your décor.
Fantastic beautifully detailed fishing diary from the legendary Muriel Foster. This lovely book is illustrated by her with beautiful drawings of fish and gear. This is a great book to give as a gift to anyone who is an avid fisherman or fisherwoman....as in the case of Muriel. It details her love of fishing from 1913 - 1949. Size 27cm x 14cm or 10 1/2" x 5 3/8".
These have the best patina...I love the look of the chipped black and creamy white paint from years of use. Victorian and heavy so can withstand lots of weight to hang in your entry way or your mudroom. These are sold in the pair and are truly a rare find. I would love to see them gracing the entry of your home.
Adorable 1920's chocolate box from one of the oldest and still in business Chocolatiers in Paris. Gorgeous color inside and out and only a bit of wear on the box. Someone took good care of this darling piece of history. The braided edge of colorful French trim makes the box perfectly chic for the chocolate box collector or just to add a pretty piece of color to any shelf in your house.
This is a rare and unique beauty. I was so excited when I saw the Christofle markings on the bottom of the feet and the piece itself. I have never seen anything like it. Its perfect for that special little table in your home. As you can see by the photos smaller candles will fit in it perfectly. The design of the piece is fantastic with its curves and claw feet.
This is one of my favorite patterns of French silverplate, it is elegant on both front and back of the fork. Great detail was made in the making of this set of 6 apero forks. With two prongs they could be used for cocktails, olives, cheeses, oysters or clams....you decide.
The shape of these and the beauty of the work on both the back and front of these little cake forks is just lovely. If I were have a party of 4 today at my home I would use them for a lovely dessert to serve to my guests. They could also easily be used to serve cheeses and cold-cuts at a buffet.
This 1920's Biscuit (cookie) box is hard to find in this condition and shape. I love that it can be modern or traditional. This would make a lovely wedding present for any couple. The crystal is finely cut and has some weight to it. Along with a star pattern hand cut into the bottom of the piece. I love the shape of the handle and the little pull on the top is made of wood. Don't miss out on this find!
Belgian artist Theophile Nicolet...first of all, love the first name...can you see that coming back into vogue for children's name. His works are sold at many of the world auction houses. He lived in both Belgium and America. This work of fantastic watercolor is dated 1917 and it is one of the most lovely works I have ever found. The colors are mesmerizing and the work mimics the artists of the Barbizon era.
This lovely Devers Faience scalloped and painted by hand plate is in fantastic condition for being over 110 years old. It is signed by the artist and my favorite thing about it is the darling little hanger someone fashioned out of wire years ago on the back. I left in place as to me this adds to the path of history this little plate has taken. Perfect to add to or start your collection of French faience.
This is the perfect piece to have on the ready for cookies or cake when a guest drops by. The colors of french blue and burnt red are still so vibrant even with the pieces age of the late 19th century. This piece is in beautiful condition with no chips.
Set of 7 hand painted Belgian Delft tiles from the Zenith company in the 1950's. Acquired from a lovely Paris apartment. Each piece is unique and would add such charm to the backsplash of any kitchen. Or you can add a bit of felt to the bottoms and use them as darling coasters as I have detailed in the first photo. They are in perfect condition with no chips.
What a find! This piece is from the 1920's and was made for Christofle by the Gallia Silver company. The history is fascinating. I love the look of this darling piece. It is in perfect condition and the little glass stopper fits perfectly into the bottle. It could easily serve on your table for salt and oil or for oil and mustard or on your night stand for perfume and cotton swabs. Just delightful!
Horse lovers....see these! They are from 1870 and one of them has quite the story behind it. The one that says Gretna Green is from a darling old town in the south of Scotland known for its run away weddings. What a charming story to tell your fellow riders as your horse wears this piece on its head with pride. I also love the Scottish thistle in the center. The second one is for French Rooster lovers as I am (it is the national bird of France) Both are delightful and as noted in the photo would make into a fun napkin holder if you wish.
Set of 6 black and white Delft Royal Sphinx French men drinking plates. These are perfect for the man who loves to entertain and needs small bite plates to serve with wine, cider, beer etc...Each plate depicts a different spirit of some kind and the gent that has had a bit too much of it.
I have searched and searched and can not find another one even close to this one in shape and color. The mustard yellow that is so very hot right now in décor would be fabulous to grace any table in your home with tulips or hydrangea or roses....you pick. I love the hand painting with each side a little different. The piece is signed by the artist and will also give your guests something to chat about at a party as it is so unusual. Not a chip.
For those of you who have a love for Chickens and Roosters like I do you need to snatch up this lovely farmyard scene platter. I have never seen another like it although I have seen others with other animals, but not these darling chicks. The blue and cream is so perfect for any kitchen, and the size of the platter is useful for everyday. Personally I would hang it on my kitchen wall as art.
Elegantly hand painted by the famous Fourmaintraux Brothers for the Devers company in France in the mid 19th century. This vase would make any arrangement in your home stand out on the table. The colors used and the shape are spectacular. There are no cracks and it holds water beautifully.
There are so many uses for this darling little dish. Painted by hand and signed by the painter R. Delarue for Faience company Devres. One of the oldest pottery companies in France. This piece is from the early 1900's and is in perfect condition. If you like it has a hanging area on the back to be mounted on a wall for display.
My jaw dropped when I saw the famous signature on these bronze tulip sconces. Not only are they bronze but they are gilt in gold and of the master quality you would expect from this 19th century artist. His pieces have sold at famous auction houses in both London and New York for thousands. These two sconces one left hand and one right hand facing each other are sold as a pair and have not been re-wired. They could easily be refit for American standards. They are delicate and sophisticated. As an interior designer I would put these in any of my clients' homes.
This darling diminutive sconce has a satin glass rose shaped shade that is in perfect condition, no chips! The body is made of bronze and has the 1920's style crest in the center and small roses on the edges with a leaf pattern on the bottom edge. This would make a darling accent light in a powder bath or over a night stand in a bedroom. This piece has been wired for the American market but can easily be redone for the world market by your electrician.
Add this darling pair of French Majolica cache pots to your collection or start with these two. The colors are fantastic with my favorite part being the robins egg blue paint on the inside lining. They are perfect to set out at a party with nuts or olives etc...The age on these beauties is from the early 1800's.
These two little beauties are truly an amazing find. The gold guild on them is flawless and the weight of the two of them is exceptional. They are marked with bold Napoleonic N's on the fronts and the Eagle on the backs. Each saucer is beautifully hand painted as well with Napoleonic Bees. If you are a Francophile you will want these for your collection. Made of Paris porcelain of the highest caliber and not a chip. Late 1800's
Perfect size for any apero or tea party. These danty little plates sold in a set of 9 are vintage Aux Lions de Faience, Paris and from Rue de Rivoli address. They would make a lovely bridal shower gift or to bring to your favorite tea party hostess.
After you use this amazing French linen tea towel, you will throw out all the others you have. I love how soft and beautiful the linen is. They wash and dry lovely and will look good in the traditional kitchen as well as the modern one. The color is what I call Flax and the Bon Appitit is in Black.
This lovely pair of Victorian pheasant or Faisans in the French language are perfect to grace any table in your home. They also make a fantastic pair of whimsical bookends for a library or study. The are very finely cast and stand up well. Male and female and more graceful than their cousins the fighting cocks.
You will fall in love with this darling face. She is lovely in everyway! Including being sculpted by one of the premier bronze makers in Paris with a rich family history. Francois Moreau is short for Hyppolyte Francois Moreau one of the sons of Auguste Baptiste Moreau. She is signed and has around her grapes of Autumn and the famous "hirondelles" bird at her side that always returns to the French countryside in the fall.
Originally for the containers for Foie Gras, this darling little set of pots with lids in tact are still perfectly wonderful from oven to table. Individual fondues would be a delight. I love the little faces of men on each side of the pot and these have been loved and used over there 120 plus years. Terre D'Acier from St.Uze, France.
This beauty immediately stood out to me at the market as normally they don't have these little delicate handles. This is a perfect dish to serve at your table from Valentine's Day to Christmas. It is circa late 19th century and in perfect condition, not a chip or a crack. From the B and Cie company.
These beauties are sold as a mirrored pair. They are expertly hand carved and gold guilt and so delicate that will look elegant hanging in any area of your home. I love to put little shelves like these under a gorgeous painting on a wall and make it look like they are the shelves the painting is sitting on.
You will love the story behind this lovely vase. They were made for the French Bride to put her wedding bouquet in after the wedding so that it would last and be on display for all to see. This one is a very lovely size, some are a lot smaller. This one is from 1860 and I am sure was used by many of the brides in the family. It is made from Paris Porcelain and has some wear in that the gold guild is not as bright as it once was. Perfect for you to use and carry on the French tradition at a future wedding.
Amazing 7 volume set of Victor Hugo mid 1800's works. They are in pristine shape with the green silk page holders still in tact.
There is very little foxing in these antique books and the size of them is perfect for any library. 18cm x 12cm or 7 1/8" x 4 3/4". Finally they are written in Hugo's native tongue of French.
This little angel faced boy, is in perfect condition, with all of his fingers and toes. These are usually the first to go on pieces like this. So, I was thrilled to see what great shape he is in. I love the details of his curly hair to the very delicate pencil he holds. Truly a find! Hertwig & Co. which was founded in Thuringia, Germany in 1864.
These darling 1920's locks (or Cadenas in French) still function and are completely usable. They are made of French Zinc and Aluminum and there is one that has two original keys. These are sold in a set and would be fabulous to use on the top of a gift box for someone special to have to open with the original key.
In the original box and lovingly cared for these darling little 3 pronged cocktail forks are perfect for your next gathering. A set of 12 that are as beautiful on the backs as they are on the fronts. They could be used for shrimp, olives, oysters, crab or even a dessert fork....the list goes on.
This pair of faience wall pockets are extraordinary. I have never seen this shape or this pattern painted. The price I have them listed for is extraordinary as well. For most of this little gems go for that price as a single. I am selling them as a pair. They are masterfully hand painted and depicted a typical Bretagne couple of the period. These are from 1850 and in perfect condition. There is a spot in the back of each for hanging on your wall for all to admire.
This miniature cast metal Holy Font is from a darling old church in the French countryside. 19th Century. Normally hanging in the entry foyer of the Nave of a church for use as a small vessel to hold the sacred Holy water for blessing upon entry into the worship area. In the center you can see the carving of a cross and an anchor. There is a bit of verdigris which adds to the character of this charming little piece. If it were in my home I would use it for match sticks next to a fireplace or for cue-tips in a bathroom.
This is a favorite of mine in all of my antiquing experiences. I love the size, the shape and the age of this darling 18th Century mirror. It would look fantastic on a small wall in your entry way or over a night stand or small desk. The back of this mirror is fascinating to look at, as the age of it and depth of the wood and plasterwork are just lovely. Don't hesitate in buying this beauty, she won't last long!
Truly this little gem is one of a kind. You see many bamboo mirrors in France but I have never seen one of this shape and with a handle. Of course the Victorians loved there useful items and I imagine this was used for travel to be able to hang on the back of any door hook. It is in very lovely condition and with bamboo being all the rage in furniture right now I would love to see this piece in a gentleman's bath or bed side.
I promise you will use this bread board, cheese board, charcuterie board every night. I have one that is similar in size and shape and its on the table every night. I love the size of this one. It is just perfect for a small apero with your special someone. Its been loved over the years but French white oak is tough and beautiful with time.
This fabulous Neufchantal porcelain cheese mold is from the late 1800's. Neufchantal cheese is extremely famous in France. From Normandy cows milk it is thought to be one of the oldest French cheese producers, going back as far as the 6th century. It is almost always made in one of these darling heart shaped molds and the holes in the bottom allow for the whey to drip thru. There is one tiny little hairline crack but it has been there from the beginning of the make of the mold as it is in the glaze and pottery. If you are a cheese lover this would make for fun conversation at a party.
This darling late 1800's wire rack is in great condition with little rust for its age. Normally used for airing hot cookies or cakes, it could easily be used for a darling plate holder for cheeses or as a trivet on your countertop.
I love the detail of the web-like design and little turned feet.
All I have to say about this piece is "breathtaking"! The frame and the piece have not left its French country wall in 100's of years. This piece is unsigned but its artist was well accomplished, his or her mastery of light it just impeccable. This darling young French girl is bathed in light as she strolls thru the French oak forest. There is one repair to the back of the lining and there is one small hole that is not noticeable except when held up to the light. Once hung on a wall it is not noticeable and could easily be repaired. The frame on this piece is original to the work and hand made for the work. The back of the frame and the stretchers are art in themselves. This is a must have piece for any oil lover.
This is truly a rare find at an amazing price. Italian artist Titian, whose work is famous around the world, and can be found in the finest galleries. He was born in the 16th century and I was thrilled to find this lovely etching of his work. Known in Italy as Tiziano, he was the leader of the school of Renaissance art. You will not find a better price on one of his pieces. The frame is newer but in magnificent state in a lovely dark wood. The matte is of a very nice linen in soft taupe and white.
As the famous artist to King Louis of France, Jean Baptiste Heut influenced and taught artist Demarteau, who is the engravier of this piece. It is rare to find the original matte and frame intact. Although this piece shows some signs of wear, it is from the 18th Century and was found underneath many bins of old pieces in a Paris home. I love his mastery of the animals faces and the sweetness of the shepherd boys gaze. Frame is typical of the era in wood and plaster.
She is delicate and beautiful. Her face captured me. She is in the typical costume and style of the French 16th century. Although she is unsigned she will have value in your home by turning people's heads to look at her beauty when they walk by. The detail of her hand, turn of her head leads me to believe this unknown artist was a master at his work. With a lovely gold guilt frame and just minor (two mini areas) of foxing.
The perfect pair of darling French countryside watercolors. Circa early 20th century. Matted in a soft green with lovely gold accent; one has a very good condition French guilt frame. The other has a matching green and gold slightly newer frame. These are sold as a pair and signed by the artist My Laure.
These darling mixed media (colored pencil and pencil and watercolor) pieces are perfect for adding to the charm of your home. If you are a lover of French chateaux, you will love these two. They are sold in a set and are both framed in lovely late 1800's frames. There is no signature, but are lovingly executed.
While wandering thru a large Paris broquante, I was attracted instantly to the characters in this darling early 1932 piece by artist Louis Lcart. Titled Le Jardin Japonaise. Look at how sweetly she holds her daughter and the smiles on their faces. Even the little cat has eyes for the tiny little garden on the table. She looks as though she is ready to head out for the evening with one last goodnight embrace for her daughter. This piece is signed by the artist and has only a bit of wear that has been noted in the photos. It is ready for framing and looking elegant in your home.
This darling pencil drawing captures the sweetness of a lone little path and a tiny little foot bridge over a stream. I imagine this piece with its fantastic late 1800's frame in any library or office space. A great gift for the guy that has everything. This piece is unsigned.
St Guenole Bretegne France, a darling little village in the northwest corner of France. I would love to know if this sweet little chapel still exists. Knowing the French like I do, I am sure it does, they love to keep their history in tact. This precious little pencil drawing is dated 1928 but the artist signature is hidden under the matte. This drawing has a lovely late 1800's frame. A special little gift for someone you hold dear.
The beautiful town of Chinon, France is dear to me, as one of my best French friends is from there. I have visited it often. So, this darling watercolor of its ancient streets is one that caught my eye. Painted in 1902 by artist Nei Helos. It is in perfect condition and only requires a lovely frame and a perfect spot on the wall of your home. I love the detail of the laundry hanging outside and the castle turret in the background. The little river town of Chinon is famous for its amazing world class wine and also as a stop for Richard the Lionheart on his way to the crusades.
This pencil drawing is of a Bretagne Chateau with a very rich history. It is of a medieval castle built in 1025. Many very famous people have resided within its walls including the famous French writer Chateaubriand. This little piece was executed in 1933 and it is fascinating to see the original village in the foreground, it is signed but the signature is very unclear. I love the history this piece brings with it and also the very nice late 1800's frame.
There is nothing like being able to use a soft French linen hankie instead of a tissue. I love that my sweet husband always has one for me ready in his back pocket in case of a tear! These are beautifully monogramed, three of them have a more modern M and three of them have a very scripted M. When I find these I always buy them as you can give as gifts for a wedding as Mr and Mrs or be more Francophile and make them stand for Monsieur and Madame! They are sold in the 6 piece set.
These are spectacular and of the highest quality. From the Mid 1800's and untouched by polishes. They are just waiting to make that kitchen, bath, or piece of antique furniture perfectly finished for you. These are sold as a set of 12 which is rare to find so many of them matching.
Look closely at this fantastic piece. I love the lavish life this Contesse lives. In this piece, not only is she choosing wallpaper and getting a music lesson, she is also having her hair done. This would be a great piece for you to amuse your guests with. The artist is a famous 18th Frenchman who was inducted to the French Royal Academy of paint and sculpture in 1789. The frame on this piece is newer but made of lovely soft cherry wood.
The artist of this fine work of 18th Century engraving is N F Ragonault. His work is done after the famous artist Fraganard, who was the painter to the King of France. The lines in this piece are fine and full of description. I love the story that this piece tells, these lovers are obviously very serious about the time they have to spend together. The matte and the frame are original to the piece and the frame has some wear consistant with its age, but beautifully gold gilded.
Hallmarked sterling silver from England in 1905. This little darling has seen a bit of use but she is still so lovely to put next to a bedside with a lovely budding rose in it for a guest. The design is tuliped shaped and is made of hammered sterling.
This 18th century piece is so masterfully made and such a rare shape, it is surely a fine treasure for your home. Use it for nuts or keys or fruit or pretty soaps. This piece is marked on the bottom Sevres marks and its marks date 1764-71. You would be hard pressed to find one so pretty again. It has a very small patch area on one of fine edges.
These adorable miniature soup tureens were used to hold the mustard the French love to eat with their meals. To this day, in most fabulous country French restaurants you will find a mustard pot on the table. I love to collect these little darlings, but they are getting harder and harder to find. This one is in perfect condition with no chips. It sits turned on its base a bit adding to the sweetness of the piece.
Salins pottery was established in 1857 near the Swiss border. The colors of blue and cream on this hand painted piece are just lovely for any Kitchen or Dining area. In our home we have a similar French piece that we use every night for the oil and vinegar for our salads. This is a truly unusual piece with both turned petite wood pieces and pottery and the crystal ware. There is also two darling cut out opening for you to place the bottle stopper when pouring so that they don't get lost or damaged. All the pieces are original.
The artist of these very unique salt and pepper pieces is famous for his majolica in Portugal. His name is Bordallo Pinheiro and these pieces are stamped with his name. They are from the late 1900's and only have one very small old chip at the base of the Cockrel. I love that the pepper goes with the chicken and the salt goes in the basket that is next to the Rooster. Like a small salt seller.
The fine maker of silver baby products has been around since 1946 in Paris. This darling pair of spoon and fork with sweet French crest on the back sides is perfectly lovely for the next grandbaby, that next christening or baptism. Like new and in original box.
Truly one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen. Not a chip or a flaw. The gold work on this piece is amazing and I love the large heart in the center. The handles on the piece show only a tiny bit of gold wear, but it is from the mid 1800's. This piece I am sure was used to hold a glorious bouquet of flowers for the alter in some lovely French church. Don't miss out on this beauty. It is as pretty on the back as it is on the front. A masterpiece for any table.
I love the delicate color of this piece. It is not peach or harsh bright pink it is blush and lovely to serve anything from dressings to wine or sherry. The lines and shape of it are also very appealing and it would also look quite pretty on a nightstand with a few hand cut flowers for a guest. Hand blown not from a mold.
This lovely set of 12 is made by the famous Buenos Aires silversmith concern Anezin Hermanos y Cia. The pieces are all hand made and therefore are of very slightly different sizes. But, it would not be noticeable on your table. I love to use a knife rest like this for a dinner party as it is always a fun conversation starter as well as functional.
Lovely crested with lamb and flag inset. Scalloped edge plate with beautiful colors of hand painted faience from Rouen. There are no chips and I love the fact that this plate can be hung beautifully on the wall or used as an accent plate on your family table.
This is the sister piece to the etching "La Derobee" done by the same fantastic engraver N F Ragnault, in the style and school of the great etcher, Fragonard, who was the painter to the King of France. This piece is beautifully done and the colors are remarkable for its age. The matte and the frame are original to the piece. The frame has some wear consistent with its age but the gold gilding on it is lovely.
My husband and I use ones similar to these every night for our small after dinner drinks or cordial. They are heavy and lovely to hold in the hand. Each one is just slightly different in the hand made forming of them. They are dishwasher safe and can be used as you please.
You will fall in love with this little guy if you are a fox terrier lover, or even collect small dog statuary. He is adorable and sports a darling little collar around his next. He is perfect to hold peoples attention on top of some books as I have him or alone on a shelf.
Rarely do you find the stopper that matches the carafe as this one does. It is delicately made and the perfect design with added flower on the cup will delight any guest on the side table of their room. I use them for water at night for staying quests. They love them and it is so much prettier that a plastic bottle of water. Probably from the 1930's.
Get out the Thanksgiving or Christmas candy, this is your dish. Rarely do I see this darling cream and green on pottery. I love the diamond shape and really it could be used for so many things. Its a great little hostess gift as well filled with your favorite cheese for the Hostess.
If you are looking for original shabby chic French painted hooks, these are it. They are just the right size for the back or the front of any door or in the entry way of your home. Sturdy and can handle the load of any coat, cane or hat.
Do you know someone graduating from medical school or pharmacy school? You need to buy them this fantastic Mortar and Pestle set. Completely hand made and its been used over the years and has great luster. Dating from the mid to late 1800's it is a fun talking piece for any young Doctor, Nurse or Pharmacist. Someone lovingly made this out of a piece of French walnut.
These little darlings are all hand made. They are slightly different from each other yet go well in a grouping. They are the perfect size and weight for a cordial after dinner or sometimes I use mine to serve an amuse bouche before a dinner party.
You will fall in love with the darling little birds on this late 19th Century platter made in the Alsace region of north eastern France. The back is stamped Favort Sarreguemines. It is in lovely condition for its age and would look splendid on a wall or used for serving just about anything on your table or buffet.
This is a lovely starter piece for any new collection. The scene in this darling round framed etching is one of the grand dame of the house discussing her day with her husband and getting her hair done for the evening….whatever that has to offer her. The frame is artwork in itself as it is lovingly handmade marquetry.
Gien pottery and the artists that have worked for this French company are renowned for their perfection. Gien was used by most of the French Kings and there is a display of it in Chateau Blois that is a must see if you are a fan of fine faience like I am. This trivet is beautifully done and can be used as such or on display in your home as artwork. I love the sweet cherubs in the center of the piece. This lovely piece is from 1875!
Do you have a god-child you need to buy something special for? How about a Christening, First Communion or a Baptism? This is your perfect little gift for that Child. I have never seen one like it. It is beautifully painted and sits so darling in the very unique saucer with handle on the back. It is from the late 1800's and has no blemishes.
This piece is masterfully hand made of French bronze and it has its foundry marks on the back. I love these kind of pieces arranged with books on a shelf or use it to enhance the front door or a special piece of old furniture. The details of the center shield, bow and oak leaves, make it very highly desired.
I have these hooks all over my French house and my American one. They are so useful and they add character to any wall or back or front of a door. Originally used for a hat and a coat, I find them fantastic as well for a bath towel and a hand towel. The shabby chic look of this one is perfect to make a room that feels too new have a bit of French flare.
This darling little handmade pewter creamer is a sweet piece to add to any pewter collection you may have. It is heavy and still holds liquids well. It would also be nice to use as a small vase for some hand picked flowers. Stamped J and G and fait de main and 85% Pewter or Etain in French.
Charles-Melchior Descourtis after Nicolas Antoine Taunay Pastel Aquatint engraving. His works are in galleries all over Europe and America. This one is absolutely delightful as it depicts a loan drummer boy playing a jig for the dressed up dogs and gentleman to dance and entertain the guests. I love the monkey sitting on the back of another dog. The frame on this piece is original to the work but does show wear consistent with age.
The colors and theme of this darling watercolor are perfect for the lover of the French countryside. You can almost hear the low clucking of the chicks as she passes thru the courtyard. The frame is newer than the watercolor. This piece is circa 1920-30 and is signed by M. Galland
Look closely....the design on this little darling goes from outside to inside. Its beautifully hand painted and would be so sweet to use for strawberries and cream on a hot summer day. Or use it to pour your milk into your tea or coffee in the mornings.
If I were you I would pair this lovely plate with cookies or cakes or treats on any table for tea or coffee. If you are a lover of pink and green this is a great little accent plate for your collection. Beautifully hand painted and not a chip in site.
This petite darling is perfect for the soft light you might need on a bathroom counter or near a coffee area in the kitchen. I love the graceful swirls of the bronze and the piece comes with and on/off switch on the cord original to era. The soft pink shade is made of french silk and gold braiding. It can be used as pictured with or without the shade.
You will love this piece to hang on a wall or use to serve a fun batch of cookies. This adorable hand painted and heavy terracotta plate has been lovingly taken care of over the years. Not a chip and the little man raking is delightful. The colors are very French, with blues, golds and greens.
Another delightful piece of Quimper like pottery to grace your table with cookies or fruit or to hang on your wall. The colors are great in this plate with Blues, bright yellows and greens. There is no wear and it has been perfectly hand painted. Also, see the other brother piece like it on this page and have the pair!
Do you love pieces by Huet or Boucher? I do and this is a fantastic sanguine piece that is not signed but definitely in the style of both of these famous French artists. In this darling piece you have both male and female shepherds and that is rare. The piece is from the early 1800's but the frame is newer. The frame is absolutely beautiful French marquetry in mahogany and ebony.
If you love Limoges porcelain you will love this piece. Unique and signed by the artist Camille Tharand from the 1920's this Pate on Pate style gives a soft look of the famous Wedgewood from England. The imagery is of a darling cherub flying small kites. Perfect for holding small pieces on your desk or jewelry on your dressing table.
I love the delicate hand coloring of this iconic French scene. I have been to this grand dame of Cathedrals at Chartres many times and it still stands majestically over the darling town. These adorable fisherman and women make me laugh with delight at how beautifully they are dressed for their adventure. This piece hand titled and dated I am sure by the colorist and is in great condition.
The colors in the delicate French oil on wood painting are just fabulous. They are immediately what drew me to this oil. I love the reflection in the water of the petite chateau and the fact that the Norman turrets are caped with the perfect French blue. This is piece is signed F. G. which stands for the French artist F. Girault.
In all my hunts for French pieces this is a one of a kind. The shape of the fluted edge I have never seen before. The pattern I have seen...it is one of my favorites by Creil et Montereau. Which made Faience pottery in France from 1840 to 1895. There are darling berries and bees and pears. You will fall in love with this piece and want more. I say cake stand...but it can be used for all manor of things, or just be the center piece of your table.
Run don't walk to snatch up this darling 1886 blue and white transferware Gien mustard pot. Completely adorable and the design and detail of the pattern are so lovely....it almost did not make it to the shop! I am a collector of these and it's totally unique. Even the little handle on the lid is perfectly designed. No chips and this baby won't last long on the site.
This famous Parisian born French etcher from 1852-1927 is well known and his pieces have sold for thousands of dollars. I am excited to offer up this darling piece of his with fantastic framing in a soft duck egg blue. This piece is from the Belgian artist Van der Heyden circa 18th century and is of a Canal in Hollande.
This French watercolorist is well known and his pieces have sold around the world. This is a darling little watercolor with exquisite details in the mountains, trees and the tiny boat on the water. Double matted and framed in a sweet gold guilt frame.
Do not miss out on owning a true Francesco Bartolozzi engraving. She has the most angelic face as she gentle holds her little lamb. The work is done in a red sanquine stipple of the 18th century. Bartolozzi was born in Florence Italy in the 1700's and this piece is from 1785 and the matte is original to the piece.
This darling piece reminded me of a scene from the time of Marie Antoinette. Her courtesans mixing and mingling in the afternoon with sweet small dog by their sides. I love that this engraving is so masterfully hand colored and the colors are so vivid. The frame is delicate and fits the size of the piece well.
Perfectly hand painted and signed by the artist if you are a tea lover or have a friend who is this is the perfect add to your collection or a great gift. I love the delicate bows and flowers done in soft blues, pinks and lavender. The gold gilt is the icing on the cake of this piece. All the pieces are complete including the little caddy to hold the candle to keep the tea warm.
The media used in this darling piece is so delicate. The pen and ink is fine and detailed and the watercolor overlay is perfection. I love the entire scene...from the clocktower to the Roman ruins, to the tiny people in the street. Don't blink or you will miss a detail of this darling work of art. The frame is handmade of French oak and original to the piece.
You need this darling little cutie if you are a pitcher or creamer collector! The mark on the bottom is a mercury ink stamp and dates back to 1874. Villeroy and Bach continue to make this pattern today which is called Dresden. She is in perfect condition
The size of this piece is what makes it so exceptional. Normally when I have seen them they are quite a bit bigger. This one is the perfect size for so many uses. I use one like it to hold my mail. But have also used it to serve chips at a party or for a small herb garden on your window sill. This lovely piece is beautifully hand forged and the as the French like to say it is "tres ancien" or very old. Circa early 1800's.
This lovely decorative and functional piece is perfect for hiding the unsightly toothbrushes on your bathroom counter. Complete with air drying holes on the top. Those Victorians thought of everything! Or use it to hold earrings on your dressing table. It has a darling acorn and leaves topped handle and is made of delicate Paris porcelain.
This is another of my favorites. The tiny details of this masterful piece are just sublime. From the flags waving on the rooftop to the tiny green horse drawn wagon. If you have someone who is military in your family they will love this piece. Complete with guard shelter and different uniforms of the time.
These darling prints are sold as a set. Sweetly framed in a soft peach matte and gold and soft white wood frame. There is a bit of wear on some of the frames for their age. Each are done by a different artist, but all are signed and marked by number of addition. I fell in love with the colors and themes of each piece and they would look really nice as a grouping on a large wall or over a guest room bed. Circa early 1900's to 1950's
These precious pieces are sold in the pair and are completely beautiful for their age. Late 1800's and would look lovely on a bedside table, in a bathroom or on a small family table. The etchings inside are for looks only and can be interchanged easily with your family photos or photos of the grandchildren.
Both the size and the shape of this fabulous pitcher are fantastic. I love the weight of it as well. Perfect for the table holding everything from milk to juice to flowers. Made by the faience pottery company Sarrequemines Digoin France in the 1920's. The company has been around since 1784. What a delight!
This plate is designed by the famous limoge artist R. Delinieres. Made in 1894 this piece is exquisite in quality and style. Not only does it have the brilliant royal blue and gold but also carries tiny pink and green roses in the center ring. This is perfect to grace a table with cookies or chocolates! I would use it to take to someone as a hostess gift!
The delicate piercing of this piece along with the heavy gold gilt of the handles and feet is just lovely. This planter is hand painted and stamped Limoges and the artist is the famous Lucian Michelaud. This dates to the late 1800's and is in perfect condition. This piece would make a very dear wedding gift.
These darlings are sold in the pair and in wonderful condition for there age of the late 1800's. The colors are fantastic and vivid and the floral patterns are unique to each one. I love these two for serving nuts, olives, small canapes or even to use as pretty soap dishes. Lots of possibilities!!
This glorious mustard gold plate is from 1941 and in perfect condition. Imagine 1941 occupied France and it looks like its never been used. I love that it is perfect for a delicious artichoke appetizer, complete with space for the dipping sauce and space to put the left over leaves. What a unique piece to serve for your next party or dinner for two. The Gien Pottery factory continues to be open today.
Just looking at this darling plate brings me joy! The style and shape are lovely as well as the bright colors and the little rooster seems to be enjoying his day. This pattern from Gien, France dates back to 1938 and is signed by the painter.
This idealic little etching that is lovingly hand colored from 1844, shows a peaceful street scene with ladies greeting one another and cattle softly laying in the street. By 1944 this famous town of St. Lo in Normandie France was not so peaceful. One of the major battles of WWII was fought here. Fantastic condition.