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Awesome foldable 19th Century chairs. 

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Pair of 19th Century pillows.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Brown / White / Black

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1. Venetian mirror made in Sweden during the Baroque period 1650-1750.

2. Towels Frette’s checkerboard collection. 

3. Norwegian powder chair from the Baroque period ca 1700.

4. White porcelain pedestal sink from Waterworks. 

7. Pendant light from Schoolhouse Electrics. 

8. Sink taps from Lefroy Brooks.

9. Black painted sideboard made ca 1880. 

If There Was a Summer House

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 Dark red painted Gustavian sofa bench with loose cushion, custom built farmers dining table with modern chairs, large copper prints on bathroom wall etc. etc.

New In This Week

1233056_lSwedish cupboard made during end of 19th century. Later finish in matt black paint. Standing on ball feet. Two drawers and shelving interior.

1232324_lA chandelier made in brass in the shape of flowers and leaves. Six arms for candles.

Screenshot 2014-07-29 13.59.55A collection of pillows made from Swedish 19th Century.

1232318_lA pair of candlesticks made during the early 20th century. Marked Skultuna.

All items will be available from Wednesday  July 30th here!

Monday Inspiration: Emerald and Sapphire

jewel-tone daybedGive antiques new life with luxurious, jewel-tone color. Here a Swedish Gustavian daybed in sapphire velvet. 

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XXX_photo28Pair of club chairs made during the 1950’s in Sweden.  Re-upholstered in turquoise textured cotton.  Standing on rounded mahogany-colored legs.

XXX_8829_12977240A pair of Swedish sleek stools made in birch made during the Karl Johan period 1810-1830.  Original finish.

981338_lA beautiful gilded Swedish sofa from the late Gustavian period 1790-1810.  Upholstered in dark blue velvet.

Obvious Bathroom Companions

742b2601574af25287f4eff5623517c3…are a copper tub, mahogany side chairs and an urn!

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XXX_8829_1315932568_1English dining chairs in mahogany ca 1790.

For The Love of Blue and White

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Still-life a Nautilus Cup 1662. Oil on canvas by Kalf, Willem.

Picture 21Instagram July 17th by @michaelsmithinc “Blue and White always waiting for me to return”.

XXX_8829_1327939425_1A Chinese blue painted ginger jar with a mahogany lid. Made in China 18th Century.

8829_1302631879_1A pair of beautiful large delft plates decorated with blue flowers. Made in Delft, Hollans 18th Century.

XXX_8829_1348508624_1A cachepot decorated with blue dragon and flowers. Made in China 16th-17th Century.

During the 17th Century and early 18th Century a large amount of blue and white porcelain was imported to England and Holland from China via the trade with the East India Companies and sold to manor houses and castles in Sweden. It all actually started in the 1200’s when arabic merchants shipped Chinese porcelain to Venice, Italy. The so significant white porcelain with blue painted details was developed and fully accomplished in China during the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 and peaked between 16th and 17th Century.

The oriental porcelain was admired by the entire Europe who for a long time was wondering how the “white gold” was produced since no one understood what it was made from.  Even scientists tried to understand what the components were but without success. Holland started making a cheaper and fragile version made of clay – called Fajance. The clay was shaped then burnt in an oven with 1000 degrees C. To protect it from water damages it was covered with a white glaze then decorated with blue motifs copied from the Chinese.  To seals the surface and make it easier to clean it was burnt again. The city Delft in Holland soon became famous for its beautifully painted fajance pottery. The fame lasted about 100 years between 1660 to 1740. Fajance came to Sweden straight from Holland mainly in shapes of squares that was used to protect the walls from heat and moist in window panes and behind the now so fashionable tile stove.

Its In the Details

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Like in this French Empire secretary in mahogany. The gilt bronze drawer pulls with lion mascarons holding rings in their mouths (pic.1) are a significant for the Empire period. In the centre of the black leather covered writing desk is a northern star (pic. 4) gilded like the embossed edge around the same area (pic. 3). To match the drawer pulls the secretary is resting on lions feet (pic. 2).

Mahogany For The Side Table

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1. An exquisite Swedish Karl Johan table made during the period 1810-1830. Made in mahogany with gilded lion feet and column base. Drawer in frieze is decorated with a gilt bronze lion head surrounded by palm leaves – characteristic for the period. Signed SEST – standing for the cabinet markers for the castle Stockholm, Sweden.

2. A handsome Regency game table from the early 19th Century. Made in mahogany with inlays of fruit wood and jacaranda. Top with leather covered inside. Top can open to double size and turn. Brass casters in shape of animal feet.

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