It’s no secret that I’m an antique fanatic so when clients bring their vintage finds to our shoppes I’m over the moon! I appreciate the warmth and character that these pieces bring to a space and wanted to show you some of my favourites!
I love that we get to play a part in preserving pieces of history with the timeworn treasures our clients bring in. With the right new materials we can let these old pieces do their thing for many more years.
This 15th century Flemish illuminated manuscript was such a treat to work on. We wanted to show the beauty and wear of the entire page so floated it above an archival quality mat.
It’s not everyday that you get to handle badger pelt gloves! Our client’s grandfather wore these beauties to patrol the English countryside on a horse years ago. We used our famous Robert’s cut to create this frame, outfitted with a silk mat and protective art glass.
I might be biased, but had to include one of my finds! This old cookbook didn’t cost very much but has become a focal point sitting on a row of shelves in my kitchen. We recessed it in a small mat "box" to hold it in place while still showing the perfectly aged edges. We went with a rustic moulding to highlight the age of this piece.
These antique recipes are everything right. Straight from great grandma’s kitchen we mounted and floated the pair in extra large mats for an awesome finish.
An authentic 4$ bill from the Molson Bank! This very old piece was framed in between two sheets of museum glass so that both sides of the bill are visible.