Dear Diva Readers,
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As I sip in satisfaction I had to take the time to write and introduce you to your Bordeaux Diva Guide: Tara Neuville!
Tara takes her antiques expertise to heart. Her antiques career began in Seattle where she worked as a dealer stocking her store through sourcing antiques abroad. When love intervened and she moved to France marrying a Frenchman and raising a family, she went to work at the Paris Flea Market leading antique buying tours. Then after 10 years scouring the antique markets of Paris, she took her expert skills to Bordeaux when her family relocated!
She quickly became a fixture on the scene and can often be found making a deal(s) at the Brocantes around her home town on the weekend.
When working with clients – two words describe Tara’s tours – High Energy! Once she understands what you’re looking for – she will custom plan your itinerary and then translate and negotiate to get you the best deal on antiques in Bordeaux!
Tara Neuville is a mostly self taught antique dealer, although she served apprenticeships with prominent affiliated members of the trade. She found her mentor in the Seattle antique business who acquired his expertise in France, Belgium and England. For 20 years of their 30 year business relationship she accompanied him on buying trips in England and France.
As a young child of 5 through buying her antique sterling silver cherub hand mirror she discovered her passion. From there she went to school specializing in antique recognition and interior design.
Tara has always been a collector of many things, so with early influences it was inevitable that she developed a keen interest in decor and furniture. Her early collecting focused on antique boxes and sterling silver napkin rings ranging in periods and materials. She started to sell items from her collection to fund further acquisitions.
Her natural, friendly personality and networking skills give her access to a large portfolio of local dealers and traders in the industry. She has a talent for establishing authenticity and a keen eye for quality and condition.
Tara believes the key to leading a successful antiques buying tour is about understanding the products and matching them up to the right clients and finding a price so that both parties – client and vendor – are happy. Her golden rule is honesty and integrity.
We’re delighted to have her join our Antiques Diva Team!
The Antiques Diva®