RARE 19C French Napoleon III Ladies Vanity Table

PRESENTING a GLORIOUSLY RARE and VERY HIGH QUALITY 19C French Napoleon III Rare Ladies Make-up Table or Vanity. Not many of these EXCEPTIONAL Tables have survived and even fewer with the QUALITY of this one! Made circa 1860, during the Reign of Emperor, Napoleon III. Made of Ebony, with inlaid brass, ormolu mounts, light walnut inlay, abalone and mother of pearl inlay. The table top, is simply GORGEOUS! It has a highly intricate and high quality ‘knot twist interlocking’ design, consisting of inlaid brass, light walnut, abalone and mother of pearl stringing and flowers/stars. The central medallion is similarly inlaid...

Gitopadesham: The Song Divine

Gitopadesham: The Song Divine

/*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Recent Posts Gitopadesham: The Song Divine Guruvayurappan – The Heavenly Abode of Sri Krishna The Heartwarming Tale Behind Shrinathji’s Pichwai Paintings The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti Iconography of Tripurantaka Shiva – The Destroyer of the Three Cities /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-stacked .elementor-drop-cap{background-color:#69727d;color:#fff}.elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-framed .elementor-drop-cap{color:#69727d;border:3px solid;background-color:transparent}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap{margin-top:8px}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap-letter{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap{float:left;text-align:center;line-height:1;font-size:50px}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap-letter{display:inline-block} The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Mahabharata epic. The Gita is a...

Guruvayurappan – The Heavenly Abode of Sri Krishna

Guruvayurappan – The Heavenly Abode of Sri Krishna

/*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Recent Posts Guruvayurappan – The Heavenly Abode of Sri Krishna The Heartwarming Tale Behind Shrinathji’s Pichwai Paintings The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti Iconography of Tripurantaka Shiva – The Destroyer of the Three Cities Manjushri’s Sword of Wisdom /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-stacked .elementor-drop-cap{background-color:#69727d;color:#fff}.elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-framed .elementor-drop-cap{color:#69727d;border:3px solid;background-color:transparent}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap{margin-top:8px}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap-letter{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap{float:left;text-align:center;line-height:1;font-size:50px}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap-letter{display:inline-block} With a history rooted in the depths of time, Guruvayur is believed to be around 5,000 years old, mirroring...

“The Monkey and the Crab” – Our re-telling of the popular Japanese legend

  Inspired by our Featured Work of Art for May 2024, here is an abridged telling of the popular Japanese legend, “The Monkey and the Crab.” As always with our blogs and stories, you can click on any of the images to take a closer look.       There was once a Monkey and a Crab who lived near each other on the seashore. The Monkey lived in a fine Maple tree whilst the Crab resided in a hole beneath a rock. One day they met upon the seashore. The Monkey was crouched on the sand eating a ripe...

Robin Gannon: Blending Heritage with Innovation

Robin Gannon: Blending Heritage with Innovation

Robin Gannon: Blending Heritage with Innovation In the world of interior design, there are few artists as adept at blending heritage with innovation as Robin Gannon. Her recent presentation at the “Tradition Transformed: Exploring the Intersection of Antique Furniture and Contemporary Fine Art” event showcased her unique talent for seamlessly integrating antique furniture pieces with captivating contemporary fine art, crafting spaces that exude sophistication and style. At the event, Robin presented interior designs in collaboration with antique furniture pieces from Styylish and contemporary paintings from artists like Michael Calvert, Krisin Herber-Koch and Matthias Lupri.   Robin Gannon styles contemporary artwork...

The Heartwarming Tale Behind Shrinathji’s Pichwai Paintings

The Heartwarming Tale Behind Shrinathji’s Pichwai Paintings

/*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Recent Posts The Heartwarming Tale Behind Shrinathji’s Pichwai Paintings The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti Iconography of Tripurantaka Shiva – The Destroyer of the Three Cities Manjushri’s Sword of Wisdom What Is The Difference In Lithographs And Oleographs /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-stacked .elementor-drop-cap{background-color:#69727d;color:#fff}.elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-framed .elementor-drop-cap{color:#69727d;border:3px solid;background-color:transparent}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap{margin-top:8px}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap-letter{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap{float:left;text-align:center;line-height:1;font-size:50px}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap-letter{display:inline-block} Shrinathji is a revered deity worshiped in the Pushtimarg tradition of Hinduism. Pichwai paintings are intricate and colorful devotional...

The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti

The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti

/*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Recent Posts The Amazing Iconography of Shiva as Somaskanda Murti Iconography of Tripurantaka Shiva – The Destroyer of the Three Cities Manjushri’s Sword of Wisdom What Is The Difference In Lithographs And Oleographs Vajrapani Bodhisattva The Indestructible Hand of Buddha /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.20.0 – 13-03-2024 */ .elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-stacked .elementor-drop-cap{background-color:#69727d;color:#fff}.elementor-widget-text-editor.elementor-drop-cap-view-framed .elementor-drop-cap{color:#69727d;border:3px solid;background-color:transparent}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap{margin-top:8px}.elementor-widget-text-editor:not(.elementor-drop-cap-view-default) .elementor-drop-cap-letter{width:1em;height:1em}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap{float:left;text-align:center;line-height:1;font-size:50px}.elementor-widget-text-editor .elementor-drop-cap-letter{display:inline-block} Among Lord Shiva’s captivating and diverse forms, Somaskanda Murti stands out for its portrayal of divine family and harmony....

Monkey Magic: A beguiling Meiji-era Bronze clock depicting a troop of Macaques

  Our featured work of art for the month of May is this enchanting, late 19th Century Japanese, Bronze clock depicting a troop of Monkeys clambering over a fruit-laden persimmon tree. In this article we will look at the symbolism and hidden meaning found in this magical Meiji-era (1868-1912) work of art.   More to follow… The post Monkey Magic: A beguiling Meiji-era Bronze clock depicting a troop of Macaques appeared first on Kevin Page Antiques.

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

A Life of Antique Furniture: Styylish and Silke Berlinghof

Although the Styylish catalogue features a wide variety of interior design objects, it all began with antique furniture. And there is good reason for that. Our founder Silke Berlinghof comes from a long line of antiques dealers and auctioneers in Germany. Her story is the story of Styylish. The philosophy at the heart of Styylish, to find unique furniture and decor to incorporate into modern living spaces, is inspired by Silke’s own experiences dealing antiques in the 21st century. Her experience has brought her across borders and continents, into homes and onto television, and deep into the stories of her...

This Desmalter console table on display at the RISD Museum is the epitome of Desmalter’s unparalleled craftsmanship. <yoastmark class=

Jacob-Desmalter: Master Craftsman of Empire Furniture

Jacob-Desmalter: Master Craftsman of Empire Furniture Jacob Desmalter was a prominent figure in the world of French Empire furniture design, leaving a lasting legacy through his innovative work and the prestigious furniture company he founded. Born in 1770, Desmalter took over his father’s furniture workshop in Paris, eventually transforming it into one of the most renowned furniture companies of the early 19th century. Desmalter’s furniture pieces were characterized by their grandeur, opulence, and exquisite craftsmanship, reflecting the style of the French Empire period. Influenced by the imperial tastes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Desmalter’s designs often featured rich mahogany and gilt bronze,...