Thursday, May 3, 2012

Highpoint 2012: Van Thiel & Co.

While at Market, one company I was so excited about when coming upon it was Van Thiel & Co.

I had met the owner, Rudy Van Thiel, last market at a party hosted by Ralph Lauren Home but wasn't able to find their space like many others I always miss in the maze that makes up market. Don't you just love this perfect wood & brass umbrella stand?

Van Thiel has been dealing in antiques for over 40 years between 2 generations and began making high quality reproductions of their favorites so that everyone could share in on good design. Seriously - the quality is so high that you can't tell the difference between the actual antique and the reproduction.

While I love antiques and the warmth they give to a house, I have to admit to preferring high quality reproductions because they're simply more practical. They tend to be more economical, sturdy and even easier to find.

You also have the ability to customize the piece to your own liking: a little rougher, a little finer or taller/shorter.

I loved this little wine caddy.

And this "Mr Percy" bookcase is stunning! I love the green backboard.

How about this table for a kitchen island?

You know I love a game table, from past posts but this one has corner mounts for candlesticks which are included!

I love the tooled leather top and the finish of the wood.

This brass, glass, marble and wood server reminds me of something out of Maxims in Paris!

This Celine chest of drawers will probably find a home in my bedroom in my new apartment and I'm trying to think of a place for that Celine sidetable!

Is this not the most beautiful bookcase / breakfront you have ever seen? I love the architectural pilasters.

The Cabasset drinks table cleverly opens to allow for easier access -great for use beside a comfy chair.

Don't worry, they still carry real antiques as well, like this antique dome w/ original leaded glass. Be sure to keep an ear and eye open for this fine company, I think they're going places!


Habitually Chic said...

Loved this showroom! So fun that you spotted a lot of different pieces than me which means I can post about them too.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi S -

I'm so envious!! I've never been to Highpoint....maybe one day soon.

I love the bookcase with that fabulous crown molding / cornice....really handsome piece! And, the slant front secretary in the first photo....very Swedish looking.

Hope the apt hunting is going well.

Pigtown*Design said...

I thought I saw a lot at the market until i started reading about what everyone else saw!

David said...

So much good here. Bookmarking now.

pve design said...

Wonderful. I love businesses that span generations.
How many things would I love to bring home with me....

Mark D. Ruffner said...

It's such a pleasure to see that new pieces are still being made that have both high quality carftsmanship and character! I hope your moving's going well.

smilla4blogs said...

Oh, for that elegant little wine caddy! A wonderful post!

See you in Maine!

Karena said...

Stefan I love the wine caddy as well and the painted pieces!!

Thank you for sharing with us!
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Dovecote Decor said...

I love Vah Thiel as well and carry them on my website. They have it going on--good taste, good production. Did you see Encore? I'd like to know what you think.

Ann said...

Want. Everything.