Thursday, August 11, 2011

This year has been an eventful one so far for a myriad of reasons; our latest buying trip was no exception. We made a wonderful discovery … well lots really, but one in particular!

It’s not always easy seeing wonderful suites or pairs of antiques split up, especially when they’ve made it to 2011 without having been separated. Sometimes it can’t be helped.

You might remember the wonderful Italian hand painted bed that we found on the last trip OS. We managed to grab the little matching chair but unfortunately missed out on the even more gorgeous matching blue commode with equally beautiful painted scenes on its top and sides. Another dealer had seen it first.

While perusing our way through Europe, something caught the corner of my eye, something that looked very familiar. Low and behold it was the matching commode crying out to us to be reunited with its long lost matching bed. We obliged… and here it is about to arrive into Australia in 3 weeks time!

One of my other favourites is this beautiful old bronze sun dial.

It even has a little bronze snail crawling up the leg!

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