se trouver antiques category

By: Se Trouver  06-Dec-2011

By definition an antique piece is 100 years old or more. All the items listed in this category on the se trouver website are 100 years old or more and generally cover the period from 1700 to 1900.

These periods of time are usually described in terms of either their predominant decorative style or after the ruler of the time. Predominant styles during this period were the Rococo (1700-1760), Neoclassical (1760-1840) and the Revivalist (1840-1900), the latter being a reinvention of past history – medieval gothic and renaissance as examples. Predominant rulers of the time included the Georgian kings of England and Queen Victoria, the French Kings, Louis X1V to the ill fated Louis XV1 and Napoleon. Styles and rulers overlapped and each were influenced by the other. The Arts & Crafts movement (1880-1920) is also reflected here as it had much of its roots in the 19th century.

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se trouver contemporary category

Some choose to follow a traditional path of building on what has gone before some choose to go where no-one has gone before. Items for sale within the contemporary category are defined as those dated from 1990 to the present day. One could say that today’s contemporary pieces fit into the ‘anything goes’ category. Designers are free to follow their own paths and develop their own styles.


se trouver vintage category

While not a hard and fast rule, it allows me to capture most of the significant style eras of the 20th century in one place. Vintage items are in general less than 100 years old and manufactured prior to 1990. There are crossovers of course between style eras and centuries.


se trouver shop contemporary John Parker white cut vase

Awarded a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London in 1975, John Parker makes ceramics that are remarkable for their formal elegance and technical perfection. A great collectors piece which would fit quite happily into any contemporary interior. This is a fabulous white cut pottery vase by John Parker. Standing approx 24cm it is stunning in its elegant form. It is impressed with both JP and John Parker marks.