Sunday, October 24, 2010

Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets

Flea markets are a weekend ritual for many people.  One of the biggest regrets that Stefan and I have about our trip to Paris is that we did not make it to the legendary les puces.  When we do finally make the trip, we will have a wonderful guide in Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets by Laure Verchere.  You would expect to find antiques like Louis XVI chairs but the Paris flea markets also offer mid-century pieces and modern art.  You just have to find the right antiquaire as illustrated in the beautiful photos from Laziz Hamani.  The book also highlights the famous faces who frequented the stalls for inspiration including Madeleine Castaing, Coco Chanel, and Rudolf Nureyev.  I think I'm going to have to head downtown and I can see what I can find at the garage flea market. Happy hunting to those of you doing the same!











Photos by Laziz Hamani

12 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Fantastic!
Heather, I hope that you will publish a list of the books on your wish list. I had a list and have misplaced it. I always purchase a lot of books near Christmastime.
Have a nice trip to the flea market.
Teresa

Book Redux said...

I love this book too! The pictures have a brooding masculinity to them. And the pieces and settings featured are fabulous. It sent me back to Assouline's first book - Antiquaires: The Finest Antique Dealers in Paris. Equally as good.
Hope you found/find something wonderful at the flea market!

La Maison Fou said...

This is wonderful Heather.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Lovely,
L.

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Heather:

Paris Flea market= Treasure HUNT!

BTW, I just added a new post about Fall. I added some inspiring pictures of my backyard. if you like it, you're invited over! ;-)

Take a look and let know what you think.

Luciane.

Acquired Objects said...

Those pictures are wonderful! Thank you for sharing and I'm off to Amazon to find that book!

Design in the Woods said...

Nothing like a good flea market, especially in Paris! Beautiful images.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Oh my, must get a closer look as this one.
Gorgeous dark and very Deyrolle after the inferno.
Methinks this could be better than good.
Alcira

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sliptakz said...

haven't been at one for a long time, should find one and just go, love it :)

The Decorator said...

Just adore the yellow Series 7 chairs with arms!
My favourite chair of all time!

...love Maegan said...

uhhhhhh, yeah, I'd like everything in the first 9 photos please ;) thank you.

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Wow, amazing. If I'm ever in Paris I must go here!! Thanks for the heads up ;)

xx Cristina

objectlessons said...

The photos in this book, like in the first "Antiquaire" book published, are faboulus. Unfortunatly, since some years now, the prices asked for those "objects des charme" up at the Clignancourt are often higher than those at the antiquaires down town. No doubt, it is a well edited choice of objects offered at the Marché Brion or Marché Serpette. Ideal for those digging the atmosphere of perhaps the most famous "fleamarket" in world. Just do not expect any bargains.

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