Monday, March 22, 2010

Encores Antiques Gustavian Style



Out "hunting" again for my home.  My travels brought me to Encores Antiques.  They have two locations in Acton and Littleton, Massachusetts.  One of my favs to visit now and then to see what has come in from  Europe.  They originally only specialized in Scandinavian furniture.  They have now expanded to carrying furniture from Switzerland, Austria, and many of their inventory from Ireland and England.  Their furniture is so unique and could add that special touch or charm to a modern home.  Everything they carry is livable and is not delicate museum quality.  Their antiques could definitely handle everyday living of a busy family.  As you will see in some of these photo's I took, they carry a Gustavian line with its pale wash of paint that could compliment any interior.  This line is very popular...of course...it is so very pretty!  It is a bit of a drive for me, but I really enjoy shopping here.  I have my eye on a couple of things...
There are many dressers.  Some are very large and so different from anything you see at the stores.  For the price, I feel you get better craftsmanship than what you would with the newer pieces.

I love their clocks, but have no place to put one.



A very large selection of antique mirrors that you won't see anywhere else!  I fell in love with this antique French mirror below.  I can see building a whole design for my hall bathroom downstairs around this mirror.  Oo-La-La!



This must be a panel that was taken from a home.  This would be wonderful on a very large wall.

Add a pop of color...Lovely ornament for your garden...I want it!


Cute faux bamboo painted chest.

For a large home.  

Isn't this pretty?


Chuck full of Gustavian style furniture!  Love it!


These chairs are darling!




I have been keeping my eye on this painting for a long time.  It is very old.  The Arch Angel.  I really need furniture though!


I hope you can visit this antique store.  Really worth it!  Still "hunting" and will post more results!


xoxojamilyn

(Photo's property of Living It At Home. Info from Wicked Local article by Betsy Levinson)0

18 wonderful comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

Gorgeous pieces! But my favorite has to be the first bench. Lovely!

Red Door Home said...

I have been searching for a mirror like the ones you have shown. They are so beautiful. I might have to convince my husband to take a road trip!

Debby Lee said...

I love the mirrors and I am only a stone's throw away so I might just need a trip over there!

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh my, there isn't anything I don't like. I love the angel painting too, are you sure you need furniture? LOL

bitemyelbow said...

Jamilyn, I agree with 1 Funky Woman, if you LOVE the Angel Painting and it really speaks to you -- go for it before some one who doesn't love it quite as much as you do snatches it up. You can always get furniture. lol

shari @ little blue deer said...

Thanks for the comment and following me Jamilyn! Oh, I love New England, miss the "wicked good" antiquing, for sure! This stuff is beautiful, I didn't know what "Gustavian" is, but Gustav is our cat's name - lol! Very nice!

VictoriaArt said...

Great pieces! Would love to go hunting with you! :)

Victoria

paula said...

I beginning to like going shopping through you:)

beki said...

Oh wow, such lovely pieces! What a fun day shopping with you would be!!

Kristin said...

I adore that french mirror that caught your eye. Gorgeous!

Tangerine Fairy said...

Great finds! I want that clock! OMG it's sooo beautiful..

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi! Just followed you here from a comment you left on Pure Style Home. Have to say that I luv that sidebar pic of your living room. I'm a new blogger from Australia. I'd be honoured if you wanted to check my little site out and let me know what you thought.
Kristine

jamesxvi said...

I love the trumeaux. I build them sometimes, for myself and for friends, and these are inspiring.

Yvonne Blacker said...

You seem to find a lot of great places to shop! I posted a link to your blog on my blog today (I stopped by Nesting on Main this week) ... http://designvignettes.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-neighborhood-to-shop-in.html

Marija said...

Oh man - what an inspiring place. I am seriously wishing I lived nearby! And I have been so behind on blogging that I've been reading in my reader and didn't even notice your pretty new blog look - love it! Have a great weekend! Marija

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

all of this stuff is just amazing... it would be difficult to practice retraint! xo

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful antiques. I spent some time in Sweeden years ago and I love that look.

Anonymous said...

It's Oct. 17, 2011 and I was at Encores Antiques today. I saw that they have an "incredible" storewide clearance sale going on until Oct 29.....WOW! Thought you might like to know, prices are slashed to the bone to make room for new old inventory! If you visited the store previously and saw something you liked and it's still there now, now's the time to act! Lots and lots of beautiful items. Every item I saw looked to be priced way below it's value.