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A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco

October 4th, 2013

Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during the Art Deco period.  In fact, some items made using this technique have been dated to the Bronze Age.  When speaking of these early years of its use, the term often refers to sculptures made around a wood frame and covered […]

The Ultimate Souvenir from the Grand Tour

July 6th, 2013

Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. During this time period, young, upper-class, European men would embark on a Grand Tour of Europe after having finished their […]

Lebasque in the Summer

May 31st, 2013

Summer is in full bloom here in New Orleans and has been for some time. As the temperature rises and the Creole tomatoes appear, our thoughts turn to the carefree days of vacation – maybe a quick trip to the Gulf Coast for a weekend or, if you’re lucky, a proper holiday to the south […]

History, Etched in Silver

April 23rd, 2013

I love antique silver, as much for its beauty as for its history. A remarkable amount of time went into the crafting of fine silver – from the intricate development of design to the highly technical process of mixing alloys and molding the objects. Each antique silver piece is a spectacular example of the dedication […]

Tissot’s Ravishing Beauties

November 27th, 2012

Only a few times in our 100 years in business have we had the opportunity to own paintings by the famed Belle Époque painter, James Jacques Tissot. His recognizable images of stylishly dressed women of leisure are commanding ever higher prices at auction, and we were fortunate to buy this painting, after years of pursuing […]

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