More about French antiques

Decorate Your Home With a French Touch - 4 Ideas

Decorate Your Home With a French Touch - 4 Ideas

Decorate Your Home With a French Touch - 4 Ideas

1/ A bronze lantern and a wrought iron guardrail to embellish your stairway

antique French bronze lantern and wrought iron guardrail

 

2/ Combine the styles on your walls

Hollywood Regency lighting and Belle Époque Paintings 

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The Engravers of Religious Medals

The Engravers of Religious Medals

A list of the greatest French religious medal engravers. Dropsy, Penin Poncet, Fernand PY, Louis Victor Tricard

Talking Plates

Talking Plates

The description and history of talking plates and why to collect them.

6 Reasons Why Buying Antiques & Vintage

6 Reasons Why Buying Antiques & Vintage

1/ Be Green and Save the Planet

Each time you are buying something old (vintage, antiques ..) you are making the planet a little greener. Nowadays, I think that is very important. Antiques are inherently recycled and reused. Morever, at Charmantiques, we do our best to use recycled wrappings and boxes to make your purchase fully green. So do not hesitate, buy vintage and antiques, be green !

be green save the planet

2/ Find something special

These days, when you are travelling, you find the same souvenir pieces all over...


The Princess of Orleans (1813-1839) and Saint Joan of Arc

The Princess Marie d'Orléans is the second daughter of the French King Louis Philippe 1st and Marie-Amélie de Bourbon Sicile. This very curious, talented and pious woman was one of the first female artist in the early 19th century and was influenced by the Romantic artistic movement. She discovered the sculpture in 1834 and her passion. She was also very interested by the French History. One heroine interested her particularly : Joan of Arc. She wanted to depict the compassion of Joan of Arc. So she broked up with the traditional iconography of Joan of Arc with a more personnal and...