Colonial Burma Comes to the Paris Flea Market

Galerie Vauclair: From Exotic to Fantastic

Have you ever heard the theory that ideas move through space and time— unrelated people catching creative waves at the same time? I had this moment of serendipity recently as I was packing for 2 months in Southeast Asia to set up our upcoming Antiques Diva Asia Antique Buying Tours when I heard a bing on my phone. I glanced at the messages and saw one from Galerie Vauclair – one of my favorite Parisian galleries. They were reaching out to tell me about a special exhibition from September 6 to October 6, 2016, called “From Exotic to Fantastic.” The exhibit named “Exotic” will be in their Paris showroom at 24 Rue de Beaune in the 7eme, and another exhibit called “Fantastic” will be at the Paris Flea Market Paul Bert-Serpette on Friday, September 16, 2016, for their Nocturne Shopping Event.

Colonial Burma Comes to the Paris Flea Market

The exhibition is a journey of the mind into the 19the century Burmese Garden and House of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton deep in the heart of the Burmese jungle. Mr. Hamilton, a trader in precious woods for the British Empire – spent his life traveling Asia. Through his travels, he amassed a quantity of objects and built a fantastic collection. A few of the items available for sale from this collection include:

Galerie Vauclair at the Paris Flea Market - Chaises Bombay Blackwood
Galerie Vauclair, Bombay Blackwood Chairs, circa 1870
Galerie Vauclair, Paris Flea Market - Minton, Paire de bols monumentaux sur piédestaux, 1857
Galerie Vauclair, Manufacture of Minton, Pair of monumental bowls on pedestal, Majolica, 1857
Galerie Vauclair, Paris Flea Market -Toul, Grand vase japonisant, H. 180 (62+118cm)
Galerie Vauclair, Manufacture of Tour-Bellevue, Large Japanese Vase, circa 1880, lacquer on biscuit, Height : 118 cm without the base.
Galerie Vauclair, Paris Flea Market - Collinot, Cache-pot aux dragons
Galerie Vauclair, Eugène Collinot, Dragon planter, circa 1873, Tin-glazed earthenware, H. 105 cm (pedestal included)
Galerie Vauclair, Paris Flea Market - Perret & Vibert, écran de cheminée, vers 1880
Galerie Vauclair, Manufacture of Perret & Vibert, Fire Screen, circa 1880

Galerie Vauclair: From Exotic to Fantastic

Sept 6 – Oct 6, 2016
24 Rue de Beaume, 7eme
Paris, France

Les Puces Fantastiques
September 16-18, 2016
Paris Flea Market Paul Bert-Serpette
96 rue des Rosiers – Path 6 Booth 79 Saint-Ouen
Paris, France


Antiques Diva & Co Asia Antiques Tours

Much like Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton at The Antiques Diva & Co we’re traveling both Europe and Asia seeking antiques, vintage, and handmade goods for our clients. My vision since starting AD&CO has been to make my company a resource for Global Antique Sourcing. As the largest company in Europe offering antique buying tours, we are already half way there. We are now stepping up our game by launching in Asia. This August and September I am traveling with Angela Somwaiya of Paul’s Antiques through 6 countries in Asia: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. We are assembling our local team and building our little black book of antiques resources in Asia.

I couldn’t have chosen a better guide to work with me in Asia. An American who has lived in this region for over 24 years, Angela is the owner of Paul’s Antiques – Bangkok’s most eclectic collection of Asian antiques. With a Master’s degree in Thai Studies and Bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies, Angela has immersed herself in Asian culture. At the AD&CO we pride ourselves on being a bridge – a cultural liaison. When we were named the exclusive official guide of the Paris Flea Market’s Paul Bert Serpette director Marion Du Franc explained why we were chosen,

The Antiques Diva© & Co brings an influential international clientele to the market. Their passion and energy each time they visit us at Marché Paul Bert Serpette invigorates buyers as well as our vendors. It’s all about relationships. It’s a symbiotic dance – The Antiques Diva & Co gives our clients insider access and we supply clients with quality unparalleled inventory. They serve as our local diplomats.

Antiques Diva Asia Tours
With my new Diva Guide in Asia Angela Somwaiya of Paul’s Antiques. Photo Credit Marisa Marchitelli

Bonne Shopping whether you’re in Burma, Paris, or somewhere in between!

Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva®