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Category Archives: Italian

We’re Loving This…Collection de Boucherie

Over the years, some of our favorite items originally decorated or served functional purposes in French boucheries and Italian macellerias. Zinc animal heads indicated the type of meat for sale, while marble-topped tables kept the product cool. This iron sign … Read the rest of this entry

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A Lookback: Italian Doors

Since we opened our doors in 2002, hundreds of amazing antique Italian doors have passed through our gallery halls and into the homes of our clients. During her voyages to Italy and beyond, our proprietor Ruth Gay scours vendor after … Read the rest of this entry

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We’re Loving This…Set of 17th Century Italian Doors

This set of two 17th c. walnut doors once resided in a palazzo in Florence, Italy. Although slightly different from each other, this set is virtually a pair. The Italian term palazzo refers to a large, splendid residence or public … Read the rest of this entry

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The Magic of Orangeries

This March, we reconstructed a 19th century French Orangerie in our showroom.  We have always been captivated by these classic structures with their tall, arching windows and romantic garden feel. Aside from housing citrus trees during harsh European winters, orangeries … Read the rest of this entry

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From an Italian Palazzo to Chateau Domingue…

This Gothic period wellhead originally graced the courtyard of a palazzo in Brescia, a city in the Lombardy region of Italy. The city of Brescia sits next to the famous Italian Alps mountain range. Legend has it that Hercules founded … Read the rest of this entry

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