Shopping for French Antiques

Paris_Book_6unspecified-1Antique shopping is one of my favorite activities, especially when visiting Europe. The last time I was in France, I hopped from puce to brocante all the way from Paris to Provence. Nearly everything I encountered, from sofas to soap dishes, was influenced by the historically opulent French design aesthetic. This made browsing endless collections of eighteenth and nineteenth-century bric-a-brac a visual delight. I found some beautiful things and had a wonderful time.

PARIS

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PROVENCE

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IMAGE DETAILS: Images 1 and 2 were taken at our Paris Airbnb. Images 3-5 were taken at Marché aux Puces St.-Ouen de Clignancourt in Paris. Images 6-10 were taken at Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Flea Market outside of Avingnon in Provence.


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  1. Duncan Waitt
    March 18, 2017 / 4:32 AM

    Hi I know this is a long shot but I have been left , by my mother , a citrine ring surrounded by pearls which looks exactly the same as the one in one of your pictures . It has great sentimental value to me as it was also my grandmothers before.
    Ive had it valued but was wondering if you could give me an idea of your value on this piece being that you value the jewellery from this era ?

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