5 items that belong in a serious art collector's interior
For a serious collector, art goes beyond the walls. Aside from paintings and sculpture, there are so many more fascinating objects that are worth collecting, and some can even still be used!
The French Mirror
Painted giltwood Trumeau mirror, 1779, available at Wildschut Antiques & Oddities.
No self-respecting art collector walks out the door without doing a final check-up, but of course an Ikea mirror won't do in this case. A fine carved and painted giltwoord 18th century Trumeau mirror seems more appropriate. And we are not just talking about the frame...the glass plates are also original, made of mercury and divided in two parts.
The Persian Carpet
A Persian "Bidjar" carpet, available at Foumani Persian Gallery (please note the image is a different version).
Speaking of walking out the door... the marble floor in the hallway can obviously not be left bare. Bidjar carpets are known for their durability, due to a special weaving technique, and their sober elegance, which makes them very suitable for public environments. This particular example graced the floors of the Mauritshuis Museum during the exhibition of the famous Frick Collection.
The Venetian Chandelier
Murano Glass chandelier, 1800, available at Wildschut Antiques & Oddities.
And by Venetian, we mean Murano of course. This late 18th century glass chandelier is covered in exquisite floral decorations from bottom to crown, with designs and details that are beyond rich. As a finishing touch, it was dusted with 14 carat gold, making it the perfect centerpiece not just for an art collector, but for anybody with a love of outstanding craftsmanship.
The Dutch Louis XV Commode
Dutch Louis Quinze commode standing on claw-and-ball feet, 1750, available at Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques.
"Function follows form" when it comes to this exuberant 18th century commode, a piece of art in itself. Commodes were first introduced during the reign of Louis XIV, but Louis XV took them to the next level. Notice the claw-and-ball feet and the beautifully ornamented locks and handles, not to mention the delicious walnut veneering.
The Roemer Glass
A 1649 original Roemer (or Rummer) glass, available at Peter Korf de Gidts - Antiquairs.
The Roemer Glass is a true classic. Gallerease has featured this item before in one of our ArtStories, it remains a staple of our online collection. Roemer glasses have been depicted on countless 17th century still life paintings, but nowadays they fetch hefty sums at auction. So in terms of utensils, its probably best to put this one on the top shelf.
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Header image: Francisco De Legarreta.