Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shopping for Antiques: Eloquence Inc.

Some people are lucky enough to inherit antiques from their families - good silver from Grandma, wing chairs from Uncle Fred's library, pearls from Aunt Ruth .  Sadly for me, my family never seemed interested in keeping "old" things around.  Maybe that's all part of that forward-looking California spirit.  For me, though, the charm of antiques is that they lived full lives in other people's households before they ever came to mine.

Fortunately, I don't need to rely on capricious relatives for great furniture.  For a town obsessed with the new and the young, Los Angeles has a surprising number of fabulous sources for antiques.  One of my favorites is Eloquence, Inc., which sells antique and reproduction pieces.  I bought these chairs, reupholstered in pale pink velvet, several years ago from the now-closed Shabby Chic in Newport Beach, but you can find similar ones through Vintage Weave near Third and Fairfax and Fringe in Redondo Beach.


  1. I'm a sucker for Louis XVI chairs. We have five of them in our drawing room at Darlington House. Some are from the 18th century, but at least one of them was likely made in the 1950s! Reggie

  2. Serious chair envy here. I adore those.


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