I was recently introduced to Miguel Meirelles european antiques store in Melbourne, Australia from Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things.
Miguel travels three times a year to Europe to find pieces with personality for his shop, his criteria being whether he “would happily put each piece in his own house”. The shop stocks an eclectic range of antique furniture and decorative items, ranging from fine Parisian pieces to French provincial and English country furniture. Periods and styles include Louis XIV, Regence, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directoire, Empire, Restauration, Napoleon III. Occasionally also Biedermeier, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, 1950’s and 1960’s pieces.
As you'll see, my favourite style is definately Louis XV! I can't ignore the feminine touches introduced by Madame du Barry, Madame de Pompadour and of course Queen Marie Antionette.
Browsing around this utopia I was speechless at the endless amount of exquisite items Mr Meirelles had to offer.
Of course the pieces I chose during my fantasy shopping trip have a grand total of approx $50, 000 so hahaha Anna dream on! I think I'll just have to stick with the repros ;)