Antique Fantastique

Vintage lovers, this one’s for you. We gather some of the most unique antique pieces around.喜歡懷舊古物的人,不要錯過以下精選的精緻古董。

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We gather some of the most unique antique pieces around town. 喜歡懷舊古物的人,不要錯過以下精選的精緻古董。

1950s Sofa 1950年代梳化 HK$58,000 from Casa Capriz facebook.com/casacapriz

This 50s four-seater sofa was manufactured by ISA and reupholstered in a deep grey silk velvet. Its slightly scalloped, Art Deco-inspired aesthetic makes a stunning backdrop for photos and portraiture. Otherwise, the sofa is soft and plush—a perfect piece to simply lounge around on. Velvet furniture requires a little extra looking out for, but the comfort and visual appeal is worth it.這張梳化於50年代由ISA製成,再重新鋪上深灰色絨面,有少許磨損的缺口,帶有裝飾藝術風格的美感,可襯作一般照片或人像特寫的背景。梳化面柔軟舒適,適合坐臥,絲絨需要花一些心思來打理,但有這麼美麗和舒適的座椅,實在值得。

Drinks Cabinet 酒櫃 HK$40,000 from Casa Capriz facebook.com/casacapriz

Designed by Milan-trained Paolo Buffa, this gorgeous dark wood cabinet originates from Italy circa 1940s. It features an exterior lock, mirrored interiors, six drawers, two mirrored trays and a locked compartment. The warm gold accents lend the piece a distinctly luxurious feel. Would you feel like Jay Gatsby with this drinks cabinet in a place of honour within your study?由在米蘭受訓的Paolo Buffa設計,於1940年代採用深色的木材製作,櫃門有一個外露的鎖,內裡有一面鏡,六個抽屜,兩個光面托盤,及一個可上鎖的儲存櫃,暖暖的金黃色令酒櫃添豪華感。你想不想像Jay Gatsby般把酒櫃放到書房最當眼的地方呢?

Salocchi side tables Salocchi茶几 HK$70,000 from L's Where lswhere.com

Designed by Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Edited by Bernini, this pair of 1960s side tables channel a modern aesthetic beautifully. Each piece features smooth tops and detailed legs. The tables remain in very good vintage condition, with age-appropriate wear such as miniscule scratches consistent with use. These would look great in a study or even as a small bar area for displaying bottles and glasses.

由Claudio Salocchi為bernini的sormani Edited設計,這對在1960年代生產的茶几,卻帶有現代風格的美感,檯面十分平滑,檯腳設計十分精緻,而且茶几保存良好,只有少許刮花的痕跡,更添古舊感,可以放在書房,或用作擺放酒瓶和玻璃酒杯,成為迷你酒吧。 Antique wedding cabinet 古董儲物櫃 HK$12,990 from Bowerbird Home bowerbird-home.com This cabinet is a majestic piece of furniture that is both stylish and functional. Finished in slightly distressed lacquer with a striking brass plate, handles and intricate carvings, it would look great in a chinoiserie-inspired home. Traditionally, wedding cabinets were often the centrepiece of a bride's dowry; today, it works best as a stunning decorator's piece. Available in black or white.這件家具既時尚又實用,仿古漆面配奪目的黃銅片、黃銅手環和細緻的雕刻,甚富氣派,與中式裝飾風格的家居相輔相成。這款傳統的儲物櫃,通常用作嫁妝,但今天已成為一件奪目的裝飾品。可選黑色或白色。

Boulle games table Boulle遊戲檯 HK$52,000 from Authentiques Asia authentiques-asia.com

A 19th century Napoleon III ormolu-mounted piece, this stunning table is ebonised with bronze marquetry. Thanks to clever French craftsmanship, the top folds open and swivels to rest as a square table most suitable for cards and games. When closed, this handmade work of art also makes a stunning side table. The inside is lined with green felt cloth, and the piece is in a very good condition. Authentiques stocks their products on 1stdibs, and also deals directly.這張19世紀拿破崙三世時期的遊戲檯,由法國巧手工匠以人手細心雕琢而成,採用光亮的烏木製成,再飾以鍍金片及鑲嵌上古銅細節,打開襯以綠色絨布的檯面,轉出來可用作玩撲克牌及其他桌上遊戲,把檯面合起來,就是一張華麗的茶几。這張遊戲檯保存得十分好,你可以透過1stdibs或直接與authentiques購買他們的產品。

Antique leather trunk 古董皮革箱 HK$6,990 from Bowerbird Home bowerbird-home.com

This rare find is a 1940s Chinese leather trunk in a distressed finish with cotton lining inside. Aside from being a nifty storage space, it can also be used as a bedside table, particularly if you stack up a few similar pieces. Left open, it can even make a quirky bed for a pet. The possibilities for this pre-loved piece are endless, even in a second life.這是1940年代的款式,以仿古純棉作夾裡,除了有精緻的儲存空間外,更可把幾個皮箱疊起來用作茶几。打開皮箱則可讓寵物睡在箱內,用途確實千變萬化。

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