se trouver vintage category

By: Se Trouver  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Art Nouveau

Vintage items are in general less than 100 years old and manufactured prior to 1990. 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. There are crossovers of course between style eras and centuries (at both ends). For example the Arts & Crafts movement spans the period 1880 -1920, Art Nouveau 1880-1915 and Modernism 1860-1920 but within these time frames there is a predominance of design activity which places it more firmly in one century than another. At the other end of the century, from 1970 onwards, at some point we move from post modernism to contemporary but this is also fairly arbitrary!

Within the Vintage category, items listed will reflect the following style eras:

  • Art Nouveau
  • Modernism
  • Art Deco
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Retro
  • Postmodern

Keywords: Art Nouveau

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se trouver antiques category

Predominant styles during this period were the Rococo, Neoclassical and the Revivalist, 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. The Arts & Crafts movement is also reflected here as it had much of its roots in the 19th century.


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 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.