Stunning art nouveau to art deco signed "French Bronze" mermaid vanity table top tray. This is a lovely cast metal sculptural piece with a rich bronze patina. It features a lovely mermaid lying in the waves. She has a delightful smile and all other details are beautifully executed as well. There is a raised emblem which reads: "Collection Francaise Made in USA". Truly a lovely decorative accent.
CONDITION: She is in overall very good condition but should be cleaned due to dirt/grease or paint residue on the surface of the dish. There is also some oxidization all of which can be cleaned off for a most glorious piece.
SIZE: This is a large tray, measuring 10 inches long, 6 1/2 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches high. An weighs approximately 5 lbs boxed.
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.