Vintage and antique decor have always been one of the best ways to add charm to your home. Pieces that date back to the early 40s 50s 60s and even 70s can bring nostalgia to your home, and evoke luxury at the same time.
When you look at furniture, a chandelier, a decorative accessory…. you can appreciate and hold in them, the memories of the past. Their elegance, style and stature coupled with the present geometric designs makes each piece one-of-a-kind.
Today, mixing and matching different styles of furniture is a designer’s favorite. The result feels unexpected, whimsical, chic, and always gets a second look. There is no need for many pieces; just a few can make a BIG DIFFERENCE.
Searching often for my clients and finding beautiful pieces, I thought it is a pity not to share such a beauty.
So, here they are!
Pair of Petite Italian Candlestick Lamps
circa 1900's-candletsticks
Delicate silver leaf candlesticks that have been wired into charming lamps. The lamps are crowned with hand painted custom-made silver leaf parchment shades. There is a small antique silver metallic trim as an accent on the top and bottom of the shade.
These lamps would be perfect on a vanity or chest of drawers.

Oil on Canvas by W.R. Barrel (listed American artist)
Late 1950's
W.R. Barrel is a fine arts listed American artist - this piece is a beautiful scene of "Two ladies at the flower market" - reminiscent of Jackie O. Spatula oil on canvas.
I am not a specialist in art, but my up to now experience taught me, that either you love a piece at the first site, or dislike it.
What I really liked in this painting, is the colors the painter used. It’s a painting that, by looking at it every morning, I’d say to myself: “it’s going to be a great day today!”  Don’t you agree?

Modern Classic Art Deco Tea and Coffee Set by Robert E. Locher
United States
This is a rare and fabulous modernist set designed by Robert E. Locher, an internationally known interior designer who consulted for the silver company of Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen. The pattern was hailed for its simple, clean and with pure classic lines.
Coffee Pot 7."h x 8.25"w

Tea Pot 6.5"h x 8.25"w
Creamer 4."h x 5."w
Coverd Sugar 4.25"h x 4.75"w
Ahhhh! This is my favorite. It is so classy. I happen to have a similar set, together with a silver disc, placed on a glass table in my living room.
Framed Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf
Circa 1960s
Vintage silk scarf depicting six different carriages and their accessories. Entitled "Les Voitures a Transformation," from Hermes of Paris. First issued in 1965, with subsequent reissues. Framed and mounted on picture board. Protected by new UV-resistant acrylic glazing in a brushed brass gallery style frame.
Who said scarves are only to wear them. Elegand brand scarves can be also framed and hanged on your living room, foyer, den or any other wall you think they will look good on. The result will be very sophisticated. 

It looks sooo chic. I love it!
English Sterling Silver Box
Handsome English sterling silver box, with silver stamps dating the box to 1946 and marked "Made in England".

The interior of the box has an adjustable divider.
Searching for old boxes is my favorite hunt. A small collection of similar boxes will look good on a coffee table.
Pair of Vintage Murano Lamps In Lavender Pink Opaline By Seguso
Rarest of the rare - a wonderfully intense LAVENDER PINK in a classic teardrop shape, heavily ribbed. These are from Jelly Belly collection by Seguso. They are mounted on their original silver leafed bases, which have brought back to their original beauty.

The lamps measure 30 inches to the socket top. As shown, the top of the shade is 37 inches high. Lampshades are for display only and not available for sale.
Only the name Murano, says it all. There is nothing left for me to add!

Gucci desk magnifyer
This would make a great desk piece
They say that small details make the  BIG difference:) How about this Gucci magnifier on your desk?

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Studded Minaudière
Circa 1935
This exquisite minaudière, a strapless case crafted of precious materials, was created by the famed French jewelry firm of Van Cleef & Arpels. The body of the case is crafted of sterling silver and is secured by a stunning rose gold and pavé diamond clasp. Inside, a mirrored lid, covered lipstick holder, lighter, glass covered compartment and two additional compartments provide plenty of room for carrying all sorts of essentials in grand style. 

The firm of Van Cleef & Arpels has a rich history of milestone creations, including the minaudière. It was created to give women a convenient yet sophisticated “traveling vanity” carrying case that would be as unique and spectacular as their jewelry creations. The idea for the minaudière was inspired by socialite, philanthropist and arts patron Florence Gould, wife of American railroad mogul Jay Gould. Legend has it that Charles Arpels witnessed Mrs. Gould tossing her basic travel necessities into a Lucky Strike tin. Arpels went to his studio and soon presented her with the first minaudière.
I try to imagine how this lady would look like, to inspire Charles Arpels to create such a great gift for her!.
The art of being sophisticated and classy has a lot to do with your background and your lifestyle.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match, and make your home truly classy with an overture of luxury!
I picked these pieces for a family, which had lived many years abroad, in different countries. They brought back a beautiful collection of antique furniture and decorating objects.
The new furniture we added have simple design, in order to let the antiques, draw the attention.  We needed 2 more items and that is why I chose this collection.
They liked 3 from the above collection. Can you guess what they are?
The Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Studded Minaudière was not for them to choose. I just liked it to add it to my post.
I hope you enjoyed my findings. Thanks for viewing.




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