Tag Archives: Art Deco

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Designer Spotlight: Demetre Chiparus

Demétre Haralamb Chiparus (also known as Dumitry Chipārus) is a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris until his death. Chiparus was born September 16, 1886 in Dorohoi, Romania to Haralamb and Saveta Chiparus. When he was 23 Chiparus traveled to Italy where he studies under Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli. Three years later Chiparus traveled to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts to pursue his artistic endeavors. While in Paris he studied under Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher.

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Designer Spotlight: Jacques Adnet

Jacques Adnet was a French art deco modernist designer, interior designer and architect who was known for his incredible designs in leather. Born April 20, 1901 in Paris, Jacques Adnet knew from a young age that he was destined to design. As a child he often built tiny model furniture from found objects such as wood and fabric. Adnet attended the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre followed by the École des Beaux-Arts Paris. Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight On: Andrè Thuret

Andrè Thuret was one of the first modern French studio glass artists. Born in Paris on November 3, 1989 and raised in a traditional French “Bourgeoisie” family.  His parents set high standards for Thuret and he met them when he received a Law degree in 1920 followed by a degree in Science in 1923. Continue reading

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Style Files: Hood Ornaments

At AntiquitiesWeb we like to shake things up from time to time. Sure, we love settees and chaise lounges, but we also enjoy unique antiques and love to offer our clients a variety of vintage wares. Some of our latest finds are amazing antique hood ornaments. We found some great American made hood ornaments dating from 1941-1954, which we mounted on custom wood, stands for easy display. The ornaments are a timeless piece of automobile history and pure Americana. Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight: David Guéron

Designer Spotlight:  David Guéron was an enigmatic glassmaker of Turkish origin and founder of the “Cristalleries De Compiegne”. His glassworks house produced mainly household glass in the early 1920’s but he soon decided to branch out and pursue more artistic glass making techniques. Continue reading

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Style Files: Bars

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a round up of our gorgeous bars? Whether you’re entertaining for 20 or unwinding for one, your bar is a central feature of your home. It’s where gossip is whispered, belly laughs are bellowed, and fun is had throughout the year. Your bar is a reflection of your entertainment style—are you cool and relaxed like a margarita on the rocks or are you dark and sophisticated like an Old Fashioned? AntiqutiesWeb has bars for every type of home—modern, elegant, Art Deco and more. Once you take a look at our bars (and decide to take one home) use these helpful tips for making your bar a fun and beautiful place to hang out and have a drink (or three…don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!) Continue reading

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Style Files: Furniture Suites

Furniture suites can often conjure up horrific images of cheap college housing. Remember your first apartment that you rented already furbished? You probably had a black ceramic lamp with one missing bulb, a black aluminum table with a permanently dirty glass top and a set of Formica bedroom furniture that looked like it belonged in a mental institution. Right? It’s ok, we’ve all been there. Continue reading

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Antiquities Is Turning 10!

Antiquities is practically an antique! This month Antiquities is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with you, our valued reader (and hopefully shopper!) We can hardly believe that ten years have passed since we first opened our doors. But here we are, with stores across the country and antiques in the homes of some very stylish clients.  Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight: La Verre Francais

La Verre Francais is a special line of art glass made by Schneider Glassworks between 1918 and 1932. Brothers Charles and Earnest Schneider created the company which created exquisite two to three layers glass bowls, vases, lamps, cameos, and more in a style which combined both Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight: Oskar Strnad

Oskar Strnad (b. October 26, 1879 – d. September 3, 1935) was an Austrian designer, set designer, sculptor and architect. Along with Austrian born architect Josef Frank he created the Wiener Schule der Architektur (“Vienna School of Architecture”). The two men were very interested in creating modern living spaces for people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Strnad was specifically interested in designing furniture, ceramics, and painting watercolors used as props for plays and films. Continue reading