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BRANS ANTIQUES & ART
Piece: English mahogany side chairs
A fine pair of mid-18th-century English
mahogany side chairs in the style of
Thomas Chippendale. These beautiful
chairs have pierced and carved back-splats
of interwoven design, with a serpentine-
shaped top rail and simple drop in
upholstered seats. Thomas Chippendale
was an extremely influential furniture
designer in the 18th century and his
designs have been used ever since.
30-34 Glyde Street, Mosman Park,
(08) 9384 7300.
DISTINCTIVE ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS
Piece: French tulipwood chinoiserie cabinet
Chinoiserie is a term applied to Chinese-inspired furniture, porcelain and artwork that
became popular during the late-17th to mid-18th centuries. Holding particular favour with
Louis XV of France, this decorative style is renowned for its fanciful imagery, ornate detail
and lacquer-like finish. This cabinet exemplifies the style perfectly, being made in France
and featuring a beautiful marble top. 249 Stirling Highway, Claremont, (08) 9284 4469.
STEVEN SHER ANTIQUES
Piece: 18c t gold/sapphire/diamond ladies dress ring
The 1950s epitomised an era of optimism and showy consumerism. Those who
survived World War II were keen to celebrate by showing o big and bold pieces.
This stunning ring is a great example, set with a blue Ceylon sapphire and surrounded
by 36 round, brilliant-cut diamonds (about 0.75ct). Wear this and you will be
noticed. Stall 30, Fremantle Markets, (08) 9433 5441, trocadero.com/hensteeth.
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