Decorative Antiques

 

26 June 2014

Early 19th century French Empire pearwood commode
Early 19th century French Empire pearwood commode

There’s nothing more rewarding than transforming a room by the addition of a new piece of decorative furniture or a carefully chosen decorative object or two. It’s even more satisfying when you’re furnishing several rooms or an entire house or apartment with decorative antiques. - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/news-blog/#sthash.eAMKmSQg.dpuf
There’s nothing more rewarding than transforming a room by the addition of a new piece of decorative furniture or a carefully chosen decorative object or two. It’s even more satisfying when you’re furnishing several rooms or an entire house or apartment with decorative antiques.

The balance between the decorative and functional elements is crucial but fortunately many must-have items can be as good looking as they are useful.

Using decorative antiques in your room settings is the ideal way to elevate the everyday to something special. Our lovely early 19th century French Empire pearwood commode , for instance, provides practical storage space but, more than that, with its wonderful colour, marble top and delightful Empire bronze mounts, is guaranteed to lift any interior.

 

But it’s lighting, mirrors and objects that provide the core essence in the art of decorative antique furnishing.
Fabulous chandeliers, like our outstanding nine arm Swedish chandelier in glass, are guaranteed to make any room beautiful.

Outstanding nine arm Swedish chandelier in glass


Outstanding nine arm Swedish chandelier in glass
 


Or, in a different context, the red Globo Ring lights by Uno and Osten Kristiansson  will deliver zing and 1970s glamour.

Red Globo Ring lights by Uno and Osten Kristiansson


Red Globo Ring lights by Uno and Osten Kristiansson
 

Dressing walls appropriately is key to any successful room setting, and mirrors naturally play a central role with their ability to reflect both lights and other sections of the room. Our very large pair of 19th century Belgian oak mirrors with mercury glass plates, used either portrait or landscape, would be a stunning starting point.

Very large pair of 19th century Belgian oak mirrors


Very large pair of 19th century Belgian oak mirrors
 

Paintings, illustrations and good photography are equally vital elements. For example, our outstanding 1970s oil painting by Paris artist Hagondokoff .

Outstanding 1970s oil painting by Paris artist Hagondokoff


Outstanding 1970s oil painting by Paris artist Hagondokoff
 

And, of course, objects in all their wonderful diversity, from a French guillotine for cigars  to an ecclesiastical reliquary bust .
Nothing beats finding, then arranging and rearranging a repertoire of stunning decorative antiques and objects.

 

Here is a selection of decorative antique related images.