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Editorial Inspiration - Summer Terrace

Photo: Architectural Digest 

A family decides to build a vacation home on the isle of Spetses filled with classical antiques and simple design by Isabel Lopez-Quesada. See more in the May issue of Architectural Digest. 


A pair of iron folding campaign tables with wood tops and iron legs (BC64)
A decorated pot with glazing (sold)
A confit pot yellow with green (BC109A)
A large olive oil pot (BC110)
A green banded pot (BC53)


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Hollywood Charm

Photo: C Magazine

Our dear client Schuyler Samperton helps her friend put all the right pieces together in a Spanish hollywood charmer. We are grateful to see a few of our antiques spread about the house, highlighting the original character of the property. 

"Samperton helped Harris remodel the house gradually, beginning with the kitchen and bathrooms, after Harris bought the rental property in 2000, installing stunning saffron-colored drapes in the dining room, and intuiting her friend’s changing needs. As Harris’ life has shifted over the last two decades, from being a top model for Giorgio Armani to acting to graduate school and now to her career as a practicing therapist, the space has also transitioned from a single woman’s (occasional) party house to a family home."

Belgium circa 1900 oil painting of cityscape (BA200)

France circa 1890 leather club chair (BB42)

To read the entire article pick up the April issue of C Magazine

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Working on the Desktop

 Photo: Nuevo Estilo

Even in a contemporary space, one can always make room for a traditional desk. This 19th century English writing-table for example,is a great way to add traditional character in a contemporary environment.


A table in cherrywood with black stone top (sold)
A trestle table with iron base and wood top with iron banding (BC57)
A partner's desk in mahogany with gilt tooled leather molded top (AF7)
A writing table or desk with leather top (sold)


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Chest of Drawers

 Photo: Spitalfields Life

Since the 17th century the chest of drawers has become one of the most functional pieces of furniture. The piece continues to survive generations with little change to its original architecture. The chest of drawers provides a great deal of storage and has been used throughout history, from Jacobean aristocrats to the average american colonists. Today, even with the abundance of closets, chest of drawers are still widely used; there's always room for a solid chest.


A five drawer danish chest with inlaid frieze, ebonized columns and escutcheons (AX128)
A dutch chest of drawers in fruitwood with a dentil carved frieze (AX71)
A chest of drawers in figured walnut with a grey and white marble top (AW93)
An ebonized Empire chest of drawers with marble top and brass handles (sold)
Chest of drawers with marble top (sold)
A painted chest of drawers (sold)
A pair of chest of drawers with faux-painted marble tops and wood grain (AX189)
A flemish buffet in oak with fluted carvings, panel doors and a carved apron base (AY173)
An apothecary chest (sold)
A Philipe chest of drawers in walnut with marble top and ball feet (sold)

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Set The Table

Photo: Architectural Digest

The dining table is a fundamental piece in everyone's home, no matter the size.

A trestle table with iron base and wood top with iron banding (BC57)
A large elm table with drawers (sold)
A round oak table by smellier & Co. (sold)
An arts and crafts table in oak with slated base and double stretcher (BC63)
A country folding champagne table (BB84)
A tilt top mahogany breakfast table (BA217)

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