Johnson City, TN

Antique French furniture in the Hunting style is one of our specialties here at EuroLuxAntiques.com. So when a customer buys several antique French Hunting chairs and thrones – plus an Art Deco buffet and a Spanish Renaissance table – it’s lovely to see how they incorporate these treasures into their home. When we made a personal delivery to Robert and Liz in Johnson City, Tennessee, we had the chance to do just that!

Client Spotlight: Johnson City TN by EuroLuxAntiques.comRobert and Liz live in a wonderful historic home in Johnson City that was on the city’s tour of homes last year. They have quite a few antiques in their home, but it’s a beautiful house from the outside too. I could relax on that shady veranda all day!
Antique French Hunting Chairs & Thrones, vintage Spanish Renaissance table, Art Deco buffet from EuroLuxAntiques.com
They purchased from us a 1950s Spanish Renaissance table in oak, a set of six oak antique French Hunting chairs (circa. 1890) and a pair of French Hunting Thrones, also in oak, dating to 1880. The whole dining room looks magnificent. Robert and Liz also bought a pretty 1920s German Art Deco buffet.

 

French Hunting thrones at the head of the table - what a great dining room! EuroLuxAntiques.comHere’s another photo of one of the larger French Hunting thrones. The two thrones are placed at the head of the table to seat the host and hostess, or perhaps the thrones are reserved for the guests of honor?

The smaller antique French Hunting chairs line the sides of the table. This shot really shows the amazing carving on the stately thrones, complete with barley twists.

 

Art Deco buffet completes the dining room from EuroLuxAntiques.comThe 1920s German Art Deco buffet is also crafted from oak. As you can see, there is plenty of space to store all their china, silver, and table linens for when guests come to dine. I love how well the Art Deco buffet blends with the older antique French Hunting style furniture.

 

A piano is a finishing touch to the traditional decor in this very comfortable and welcoming home. EuroLuxAntiques.comA piano is a finishing touch to the traditional decor in this very comfortable and welcoming home. I can just picture everyone gathering around the piano for some after-dinner entertainment, or even a traditional sing-along.

 

 

 

Vintage Chevrolet - red for maximum va-va-voom! EuroLuxAntiques.comRobert and Liz also have an awesome old early 1950s Chevrolet parked out back that we greatly admired! They were such very nice folks and we enjoyed spending time chatting with them.

We mostly use professional companies that specialize in moving antique furniture to deliver EuroLux Antiques purchases to our customers, but sometimes Greg and I take time out of the gallery to hit the road and deliver antiques ourselves. I’m so glad we did this one personally. It was wonderful to meet Robert and Liz and to see their delightful home!

Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

Antiques and Emmy Awards

With the Academy Awards show right around the corner on February 24, I thought you might enjoy a glimpse into the home of our client Gil, who has won five Emmy Awards in his career.

Beautiful kiva style fireplace with Emmy Awards on display.

Gil lives in a beautiful, southwest style home in Pueblo, Colorado. He displays his Emmy Awards on a kiva style fireplace. As you can see, Gil is an expert at mixing and matching styles. Looking carefully, you’ll see how he combines Asian accessories with fine French antiques, like the chairs we sold him for his dining set.

An eclectic dining set created from an antique table and unmatched French antique dining chairs -- EuroLux Antiques

Gil had married a pair of antique dining chairs to his rather petite table, but seating for two does not a dinner party make. On the hunt for chairs to match his existing ones, he came across a set of chairs in our eBay store. The problem was Gil didn’t need a whole set of chairs. He just needed a pair. What Gil didn’t know was his problem was ‘no problem’ to us! We didn’t mind breaking up the chair set. Customer service is always our goal.

In an email, he wrote, “You didn’t have to break up a set for me. To you, I was nobody—a total stranger. But you put on your thinking cap (like a true businessperson) and came up with a win/win solution. I now feel like you are my true friend; at least that is how you have treated me.”

Just for the record, to us no one is a “nobody”! We like to make friends with all of our clients, and we’re thrilled Gil now counts us among his friends.

As you can see in the photo above, the French antique side chairs Gil purchased from us have chocolate brown leather and curved stretchers, in contrast to his existing chairs with near-black leather and highly turned legs. Nonetheless, this combination makes for a lovely, eclectic dining set that can truly be called “one of a kind.”

“In the end, even though these chairs do not exactly match my existing pair, (nor the table, for that matter) I think the mixture of similar styles will be appropriate, and can’t imagine anyone looking with criticism toward my little dining set,” Gil said. “Now I can finally have people over for dinner!”

Partially retired from his Hollywood career, Gil enjoys making art pottery these days, such as this lovely birdbath, which you can view at his Fotki gallery.

Amazing ceramic birdbath!

Given the view from Gil’s home, Colorado prairie stretching to distant mountains (see below), I can well imagine where he gets his inspiration for creating such magnificent ceramics!

Beautiful prairie view

 

 

 

 

 

I feel honored to know someone who’s won an Emmy Award! With his Hollywood makeup career and pottery making endeavors, Gil truly is a Renaissance man. And in case you’re wondering, he says his favorite director to work with is John Woo. “[I worked with him] on a movie called Face/Off, with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage,” Gil said. “Mr. Woo was so calm, so prepared, so—everything.”

All I can say is, EuroLux is happy to have “played a part” in putting together the “set” for Gil’s future dinner parties! (I know, I know: too many puns.)

Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!