The Showroom


A corner of the showroom featuring Spanish pottery, architectural column lamps, and botanical artwork.


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All Caged Up

Below are a collection of characteristic 20th century bird cages from our most recent shipment.

BA43 BA9

France circa 1860 birdcage model made of food and wire (BA43), Italy circa 1880 ornate birdcage made of wood and wire (BA9)

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Women In Design

Screen Shot 2013-06-13 at 9.12.03 AMGerman – Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) created two of the Surrealist movement’s most notorious objects. The first is ‘Breakfast in Fur“(1936),Méret_Oppenheim_Object

a teacup saucer and teaspoon clad entirely in fur, which was inspired by a conversation with Picasso in a Paris cafe.  The second is ‘Table With Bird’s Feet‘ (1939),barone6-23-15

a gold-leaf and bronze side table perches on birds legs, which looks as if it might get up and walk across the room at any moment.
What makes her an icon? Like Salvador Dali, Oppenheim brought the Surrealist aesthtic to furniture. Along with her bird’s feet table, she also made a chair with a grotesque face carved into the backseat and a red velvet pad protruding like a tongue. Much of her work is inspired by dreams, a legacy from her father, a doctor and disciple of Psychoanalyst Carl Jung who kick started her artistic drive by declaring: “Women have never anything in art.” One of Oppernheim’s final projects, in 1983, was a fountain that still stands on Waisenhausplatz in the Swiss city of Bern. A concrete column wrapped in greenery, it;s like something out of a dream: perplexing and eccentric, just like it’s creator.