M’seur Poirot’s Curio

A rather fascinating item as recently crossed the threshold of Interior Images – a beautifully painted chinoiserie curio cabinet, with lights and mirrors.

20131217-195825.jpg

20131217-195905.jpg
Almost as intriguing are the contents of this cabinet.
A painted spoon from Russia,

20131217-200237.jpg

20131217-200250.jpg

20131217-200303.jpg
An exquisitely turned glass perfume bottle from Egypt,

20131217-200424.jpg

20131217-200453.jpg

20131217-200513.jpg
A charming sugar and cream set of the still more charming Delft Blue, with the classic windmill motif,

20131217-200704.jpg

20131217-200719.jpg

20131217-200747.jpg
An intricate mesh handbag from America, with its long-forgotten birthplace engraved inside (Whiting and Davis)

20131217-201028.jpg

20131217-201048.jpg

20131217-201103.jpg
And so much more! All collected, one may imagine, by a traveller with an eye for the simple, unique, yet identifying if everyplace he has wandered. Agatha Christie’s characters, chiefly Poirot’s, we’re forever finding themselves in the marketplaces of metropolises just such as these, no doubt using time (in between crimes) to add to their world collection of curios.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Interior Images Ltd. on WordPress.com
%d bloggers like this: