Well, hello there!

Remember me 🙂 ? It’s been toooooo long. Apologies for being out of touch. Lots going on, and life has been crazy busy.

Tom and I are still living at the apartment while work continues at our Tudor cottage. I’d share photos but it’s kinda yucky during construction.

What have we done? Let’s see…we’ve gutted a bathroom, boarded up a window, removed a bulky radiator, installed a wall of bookcases, rebuilt the fireplace box, added ceiling beams, updated the HVAC system, etc, etc. Oh, the asphalt roof will be replaced with slate tiles very soon. I know, I know: we need an intervention. Help!

We’ve also been swamped unpacking our newest shipment. The collection is a bit eclectic with a mix of styles. From Art Deco to Georgian, the point of view is slightly different but still edited. I had fun putting everything together. Hope you like my latest finds. Shall we have a look?

There are many new mirrors, including ones with gilded, painted and stripped frames. Of course they all have their desirable old glass plates; some of the mercury mirrors are fabulously foxed.Here is a pair of French round mirrors that have retained their early painted surfaces. I’ve hung them over a pair of Swedish Gustavian chests. Flanking a French marriage armoire (with beautiful carved doors), the mirrors and chests would look equally lovely on each side of a doorway or fireplace.

This 44″ x 60″ (large) Italian mirror has been stripped down to its gesso surface with much of the carved wood showing. It’s a piece with understated presence.
Now for a little pizazz: a French gilt mirror featuring an undulating piecrust border.
Three centuries of style in this corner. The mirror above the garden statues is 18th century French. Another 18th century find is an English Georgian arched transom having great scale. From the 19th century are two Swedish pieces: a tall Gustavian sideboard and an Empire console table. Then from the 20th century are a Belgian bobbin bench and French Art Deco Champagne bucket.

Measuring 56.5″ wide x 29″ high, this transom makes a statement. Can you imagine how grand the door must have been? I’d love to see it mounted over a linen headboard or fireplace mantel.

Below the transom is a pair French Directoire cast iron urns with exceptional patina.

Here’s another architectural piece: a 1700s Italian carved panel featuring a fretwork window. Again, wouldn’t you like to see the room it came from? I’m picturing decadent silk panels tied back with ornate tassels.

This French faux bamboo mirror with its heavily foxed mercury glass is more of an art piece than mirror. The frame is carved walnut.
Mix darkwood with painted finish? Yes, try it! Look how the beechwood armchair pops in front of the painted desk.
In addition, there are lots of tables that just arrived. This Italian glass-top table (51″ diameter x 30″ high) has a gorgeous baluster base in reconstituted limestone. As a center table, it makes a dramatic focal point. As a small dining table, it stylishly seats up to six comfortably.
Above is a French chestnut farm table with a casual yet elegant spirit. By the way, most of the French farm tables are in cherry, so this is a bit unusual.
Speaking of unusual, this American industrial slate and steel piece makes a cool coffee table. Check out those chunky castors.
From the mid 1900s is a French cocktail table with a beveled glass top and shapely iron base. Tres chic!
At Tone on Tone, there is always a selection of silver gilt mirrors. When I saw this tall beauty, I scooped it up right away. Though from the late 1800s, there is a streamlined modernity about that silver frame.
I’ve got the blues! A selection of pieces in shades of cool.
The vivid colors, textures plus movement in this still life painting take my breath away.
Two blue-gray French accent chairs; the right has a Belgian woven linen slipcover.
Who needs a sink vanity base? How about converting this original painted French sideboard?
As always, lots more in the shop.
And, as always, thank YOU for reading. I can’t wait to start sharing photos of the Tudor. Soon, my friends 🙂
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