Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paris Antique Dealer: Farmhouse Tables


Shopping for farmhouse tables ?
Or a table from a monastery in Loire Valley??
Alain Michallek lives in Tours in the Loire Valley. Each week-end, you can browse through his assortment of antique tables, mirrors, and accessories at his stand in the Paris flea market.
Today, I was barely able to take a photo of this handsome Vigneronne table as customers were flocking in to ask questions. The tables were used by vineyards during grape harvest and stored during the winter. When the two shaped ends are added, the rectangular table is transformed into a beauty seating up to 14. The top is pine with the base in oak.
In France, they often mix the old wood table with contrasting modern metal chairs...very chic.
Alain has displayed on top of the table, a collection of 19th century wine bottles...once containing white wine for sale.
On the left, is my favorite...an ink bottle.
All now can be used as vases, water jugs or ???

Visit Alain at the Paris flea market in saint Ouen
stand 16, allee 1, marche Paul Bert

1 comment:

  1. I am also into collecting rare designs of tables and chairs that i can use as the center of attraction in my garden.I believe antique kansas city hold such high standards of antiques I wish to visit one time.

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