Extraordinary ornate antique 1800's to early 1900's French country wrought iron daybed or reading couch for curling up relaxing in your favourite nook or family room. Goes together like a jigsaw puzzle and is very sturdy and in fantastic condition. This was once a stunning Bohemian baby crib that does not meet todays' standard of safety - however, it is spectacular as lounging and reading couch that comes apart and folds away easily. CAN NOT BE USED AS A CRIB - I take no responsibility if this is used in an inappropriate and unsafe manner, and strongly discourage such use. Not safe for babies or toddlers.
The daybed has crossbars on the bottom and still has its mesh mattress holder. Its 30 inches by 53 inches and in amazingly good condition with normal paint chips and requires some cleaning up. This belonged to an Eaton heir and was purchased at one of their famous employee auctions. Picked up in Ontario Canada or you can make arrangements for white glove delivery. This is not something that can be shipped using a courier.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.