Robert Schreuder Antiquair – July Open House

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Open Dagen! 18-20 July and 25-27 July
Robert Schreuder Antiquair – Zomer in Amsterdam!

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>You’ve heard me wax poetically about Robert Schreuder Antiquair at least twice before, so it won’t come as a surprise that I’m sending you his way again. Robert calls me “Princess” and that alone is reason enough to escalate him towards the top of my “best kept Amsterdam secrets list,” but he also happens to have an incredible collection of top quality antiques, specializing in Grand Tour Souvenirs. I’m all about tourframe.html” target=”_blank”>The Grand Tour, and have in fact devoted the last decade of my life towards living it in full pomp & circumstance, with a Baccarat champagne glass in one hand and Karl Lagerfeld draped on the other.

Robert’s “open by appointment only” antique shop provides the perfect backdrop for living the life I’ve always dreamed of living! In his upcoming secret sale, he has a few sensational items that I can’t help but give you advance warning of. Strange choice of words, “warning”, but “be warned” indeed for your self-control & monetary restraint will fly right out the window when you lay your eyes upon what I consider to be the piece de la resistance of his new collection. I fear I might be about to start a bidding war!

to 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ /> Et voila – the piece I’m clamoring to buy is an inkwell in the form of Napoleon’s tomb! Open the lid and you’ll find a little statue of the big man inside! (Given that my husband’s nickname for me is “Little Napoleon” it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is the piece I adore). Alongside the tomb, Robert’s collected two “presse-papiers” – one with a bronze lion at rest yet alert as only the king of the jungle can be and the other is adorned with a small roman theatre mask. Both pieces are made in lava-stone and date from the middle of the 19th century.

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You won’t be able to help falling in love with his bronze statue of cupid sharpening his arrow or his beautiful bronze statue of a bearded man, signed “Barbedienne”.

to 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />A final item to wet your appetite for Robert’s Open House is his gorgeous large Neapolitan gouache of the view of the Gulf of Baia (dated around 1830-1850). With intense, beautiful colors such as these I can already see it hanging nearby my red matted lithograph of San Marco’s square!

Happy Shopping!

The Antiques Diva™

Open Dagen – July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
Friday 3pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 7pm
Robert Schreuder Antiquair
Ceintuurbaan 368