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.

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

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An exquisitely turned glass perfume bottle from Egypt,

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A charming sugar and cream set of the still more charming Delft Blue, with the classic windmill motif,

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

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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.

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Bedad, Am I Bedazzled!

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Here is a very shiny prize carried off from the High Point Market high.
This is a creation from the collective mind of the Bassett Mirror Company – a dazzling jewelry chest with the apropos appellation of Collette.

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Mademoiselle Collette has all sorts of finery and frills, such as the ornate shaping of the antique bronze finished legs, along with the charmingly sparkling handles…

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… Along with the mirrored lid, which, when raised, displays yet another mirror..

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…as well as the cunning little side compartments for hanging items (necklaces, scarfs, etc)

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And of course, mirrors, mirrors, mirrors!
M’mselle Collette is a fancy miss, with a fancy price – $1,719.

Badash Crystal and its Costars

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

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Finely made crystal is ever a thing of beauty. The sparkle of the Alice cut, the prismatic rainbows that spill from the light that goes through each wine glass and pitcher, give a very strong comment on the rich splendor of simplicity.

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Crystal can accompany many styles in the china cabinet. This is demonstrated by showing it side by side with the modern Oneida platinum ‘Splendid’ line of china and a Tiffany Co. Silver salver, along with other traditional silver items.
All of this and more can be found in the little shop of Westover, Interior Images, Ltd.

The Oneida Splendid Platinum is a service for 12, a 65 piece set, for $69.

All items were displayed in a Lexington “Camden Hall” china cabinet for only $850. (original cost over $3800)

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