For aesthetically-starved Orlando-ans, antiquing in Atlanta provides the opportunity to feast one’s eyes on objects that delight with their beauty, singularity, and oftentimes whimsy.
Last week a friend and I went antiquing in Atlanta for two days to search for some furniture to refresh her living room. Oddly, I rarely go to Atlanta despite being only a six-hour drive away. In Winter Park, we are lucky to have Olivier Fleury Antiques. Monsieur Fleury has very nice pieces in his warehouse, so I always begin my search with him. He is only one store however so naturally he won’t always have just what is needed.
In Atlanta, there are a multitude of pockets each having numerous stores in which to search for desired items. The Galleries at Peachtree Hills is right next to ADAC. These were my favorite stores. Most had three floors and an additional off-site warehouse with even more treasures. This pair of mid-century faux-bois bronze tables, only one pictured, were one of my favorites items seen last week.
Moroccan tea tables are always on my list of useful tables.
My son would have loved this long English table c. 1880 with its massive legs.
This velvet topped beauty was seen at Robuck. My husband’s dream would be to live in a house that looked just like this showroom. Their wood pieces gleam showing years of waxing and great care.
Antiquing in Atlanta means you will see more mirrors than you ever thought possible.
A stunning Flemish mirror at Robuck. This picture does not show the beauty of the gilt frame.
Handsome mirrors again at Robuck.
This green Italian beauty was at Foxglove Antiques.
A. Tyner was a favorite spot on the trip. Although I have seen their advertisements for years, I had never been to their store. They have an unusual assortment of tribal art, lighting, jewelry, religious relics, etc. Something for everyone there.
I love to use many mirrors in my projects especially when you can’t see into them any longer. They still bounce light around and are objects of beauty.
Have we left any European churches in tact?
This enormous starburst mirror is the largest I have ever seen. Another favorite.
Provenance Antiques is a constant source for me as they always have spectacular pieces. This ecclesiastical piece offers the gilt detail without obvious religious references.
A lovely silver and gilt cloud and starburst mirror. Spotted at the A. Tyner warehouse.
Another church treasure made its way to the states.
The white dove and owl (not seen) perched atop branches drew me to this piece.
Such a fun table for a non-traditional interior.
A wonderful collection of tramp art upstairs at English Accent Antiques.
Wonderful vintage wicker seen at The Nicholson Gallery.
Wonderful Hermès orange on this bold chair.
For those preferring newly-made furniture there is ADAC which features some of the best lines being made today.
Formations can always be counted on for beautiful new furniture. This is one of my favorite chairs of the company as it would work in so many different interiors.
These stunning drinks tables come in numerous colors. Violet is seen in the taller table, but there is also yellow, orange, fuschia, etc. as well.
The one purchase made on the trip (so far) was this lovely antique cocktail table from Mrs. Howard.
Again the photograph does not do this table justice. The colors are quite rich.
Antiques can work in any interior regardless of style. It is knowing which to choose and how to style them. Casa V Interiors can help you do just that.