💗My two favourites from my personal collection together...💗 Cute little rose cut diamonds butterfly with ruby, pink sapphire, blue sapphire & emerald, and in the background the most beautiful black ebony French silk padded travailleuse/coiffeuse.💗 The silk padded interior is the most gorgeous shade of deep pink/fuschia...more pink than red, and it has a little mirror inside too for a very affluent lady of a household back in the day. The mirror has framed gilt decorations on all sides, I will do another post of this table soon. 😍😱😱 I am so lucky to have found this piece at a really good price.
The lady who sold this to me is one of the most nicest dealers I know and she’s helped me in so many of my other restoration projects, giving advice, French specialty products to use, etc. When the table arrived, it came with a wonky leg, there were wood worm marks which I knew to be inactive but still couldn’t be too sure. And even from her VERY meticulous packaging, as meticulously as you could for a table of this age, unfortunately the leg just couldn’t hold. She was kind enough to offer the repairs for the leg AND any other wood worm problems it might have, to have this beautiful piece restored so it could be used and treasured. I brought it to a guy at a local farm selling antiques & he fixed it so beautifully. When he brought the table out from the back you could see he was really proud of his work because that guy who rarely smiles, he smiled. Oh yeah he did. This is one reason why I love collecting antiques so much & the community that comes with it & the people it attracts. People from all walks of life across all types of cultures, bonded together on a similar topic of passion & interest! #personalcollection