Searching markets and antique shops throughout Europe for unique yet stylish one of a kind items for my clients can be daunting. Sorting through a lot of mediocre and even trashy collectables sometimes feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. At these moments I can’t help but think of the expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. However, in this case it feels more like one man’s treasures is another man’ trash and I am the other man.
However, just as I am at my last straw, I usually stumble upon a dealer that makes the quest worthwhile. It is like a pot of gold at the end of a path with all the things I have been looking for days. After years of doing this I can tell I have hit the jackpot from the minute I first walk in the door. More than that it, it is like a bright light at the end of a dreary path.. an inspiration … inspiration to take home and inspiration to keep searching for more. This series of images of a dealers place in Italy represents a pictorial progression of that experience.
Italy circa 1840 a painted torchere lamp (AZ167A)
France circa 1950 pair of painted metal sphere sculptures (AW238)
Image from World Of Interiors March 2014
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