Pamela Pierce is an extremely talented interior designer from Houston, Texas who is known for her French style. Her designs highlight her love of antiques. We at Maison & Co. are inspired by her beautiful aesthetic and use of French and Swedish antiques.
At Maison & Co. we adore the fresh appeal of Swedish furniture, especially that of the Gustavian period. The history of Gustavian furniture began in 1771, when the future king of Sweden, Gustav III, returned home to Sweden after an extended stay at the court of Louis XVI at Versailles. The young monarch was highly influenced by the Neoclassical style and sought to recreate it in Sweden.
The French table du boucher, or butcher table, has been an object of our affection for quite some time. Kendall is fortunate to own two. These beautiful tables are typically 19th century and feature a cast and wrought iron base with a marble top. Some were used to prepare meat, while others were reserved as presentation tables in the shop's window.
An herbarium is a collection of plant specimens dried and mounted on acid free paper and labeled for use in scientific study. The term also refers to the building in which the collection is housed. The plural for herbarium is herbaria. You might have heard the term herbier used which is simply the French word for herbarium.
Perhaps the most exciting purchase we made in Provence this summer is this exceptional collection of mercury glass apothecary bottles. Authentic antique mercury glass is becoming harder and harder to find, and we have never before seen such an amassing of mercury glass apothecary bottles!