Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents NEWS ANTIQUES
Antiques are guaranteed to warm up your interior, so as we
retreat for the cooler months, we look at the 'not to miss' events.
1. Fabulous items from around the globe are in store at Alexander Carr Antiques,
in particular a woollen rug in the form of a world map, which evokes images of the
trans-Atlantic ocean liner era of the 20s and 30s. Raised land mass areas are in brown
tones and the oceans are in a lower pile in blue shades, with decorative compass-style
motifs on all four corners. It s very rare and nothing like it has been in store before.
10 Irwin Street, Perth, (08) 9225 4545.
2. With a three-week European buying trip locked in for June, House of Riches is set to
have some exciting pieces on the shelves for winter. "What s exciting is that we don t
know what we re going to find," says spokesman Simon Sullivan. "But I can certainly
say we will have a very good collection of jewellery in store come July." Simon is
looking forward to the trip, which will take him back to one of his favourite dealer
markets, Portobello Road in London, where he says items can change hands six or
seven times before 6am. Shop 4, 569 Stirling Highway, Cottesloe, (08) 9384 3850,
3. A French acacia commode (pictured above) is just one of the hot items on the floor
at Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art. It s the choice of wood that makes it a
standout piece. After being introduced to southern Europe, acacia was used mostly
in the perfume industry. The trees weren t especially big, nor that common, so using
it for furniture was quite rare, making it particularly special to find the heavy, honey-
coloured wood in this piece of furniture. 17 Blinco Street, Fremantle, (08) 9335 3856,
4. In store at Dutch Antiques is a large highly decorative 19th-century French bracket
clock (pictured above), with visible pendulum and numerals made of white enamel
set in gilded back plate. The clock is decorated with delicate designs in brass set
into a tortoiseshell background, with the addition of ormolu mounts and is a great
example of boulle marquetry, says clockmaker Jot Rijks. 220 Stirling Highway,
Claremont, (08) 9385 3054, dutchtimepieces.com.
A 19th-century French bracket
clock from Dutch Antiques.
A French acacia commode from
Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art.
Centre Table c. 1880
Pier Cabinet c. 1880
English Walnut Chaise Longue c. 1860
83 Nanson Street, Wembley
Open Monday to Friday 11am-5pm
Sat 10am-4pm Sun 1pm-5pm
Containers arriving every five to six weeks.
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