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French Architectural Salvage Supply

Sunday 11 September 2005, by Rob

If, like so many of us, you love stone and original architectural details from fireplaces through floors to panelling and door furniture, you are in the right place.

Sylvie, of Gabian, can supply and,if asked, have fitted all sorts of fine antique French objects of architectural salvage. Recently she has been helping refit a noble dwelling in Provence.
As pictures speak louder than words, here are some samples of her stock. Bear in mind that she has just acquired period and original ^panelling from a chateau, she has fireplaces etc, we are just showing some of the smaller brighter pieces!

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Door Knockers
All sorts of antique french door furniture.
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Character Piece
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Brazen Lady
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For doors, wardrobes etc.
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Stair Post Decorations
Just a few of the wide range of typical French pieces to be found on the first post of the handrail at thebottom of a staircase.
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A top of post detail

Mail or contact me if you want to be put in touch with Sylvie, or visit Gabian on a Wednesday morning and she is often to be found in the square selling some ’brocante’ pieces.

Any message or comments?


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