Belle Epoque Fine Art and Antiques
256 Stanmore Road Petersham 2049
There are excellent items available for purchase from this website and the attached Wix art site. Enquiries welcome.
Our hours are now variable, so when the sign is out, come on in. Usually open all day Saturday.
Private viewings can be arranged with 30mins notice by phoning either -
Leigh 0425 368048 Art
Fine Art Gallery.
Featuring original works by Margaret Olley, Pro Hart, Lionel Lindsay, Lloyd Rees, Elioth Gruner, Norman Lindsay, Sydney Long, James Clark Waite, Phylis Waterhouse,
Charles Bush, Alfred Coffey, Rosaleen Norton and John Olsen to name a few.
To view all of our art, please look at the dedicated fine art website:
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Create the style of the 1880s, 1890s,1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
The Great Gatsby(1974, 2013) - The Time Machine (1960, 2002)
The Railway Children (1973)
Moulin Rouge (2001) - Australia (2008) -
Downton Abbey - A Place Called Home - Underbelly (Razor Gangs, Squizzy) - Mr Selfridge
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"LA BELLE EPOQUE"
“La Belle Epoque” is French for a beautiful period of time. One such beautiful time came at the turn of the 20th century.
England rebelled against the over-stuffed Victorian parlour with its Arts and Crafts movement whilst France and Europe embraced the Art Nouveau style. These artistic free forms influenced each other and spread their characteristics around the world.
In 1901, the new Federation of Australia was born, influenced by the new art styles from overseas. Arts and Crafts, Queen Anne, Edwardian and Art Nouveau were used with Australian motifs to create a Federation style.
By the late 1920’s, these art styles had served their purpose of inspiring a new art for a new age. The principles of decoration were replaced by the simplicity of functionalism. When Art Nouveau fell out of fashion, it was replaced by the clean, simple geometrics of Art Deco in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Belle Epoque Antiques has been specialising in Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Federation and Art Deco furniture from 1880 to 1930 since the business opened in May 2005. We also have Australian and International Fine Art.
The proprietor, Susan Capel, lovingly sources and restores the items using traditional techniques.
We source our stock from auction houses, deceased estates and private individuals. We have imported a container of classic Arts and Crafts furniture from Scotland, where the Arts and Crafts movement originated and have purchased some quality kauri pieces from New Zealand.
We do not stock reproduction furniture. If you have any items that you wish to sell, please email photographs and we will see if we can assist or offer advice.
This web page is updated regularly and all stock is available for sale. Some pieces may be on "hold" for customers but we welcome enquiries in case a sale does not proceed. Measurements are taken of all items from the furthest external points. We can provide internal measurements on request.
If you have any questions about our furniture, please contact us by telephone or email.
STATIONARY , GIFTS , BOOKS
In addition to our antique furniture, we sell a great range of Erte, Moorcroft, Mucha, Tiffany and Klimt gift cards and stationery as well as a small selection of new Arts and Crafts books. We now have a great range of near new and pre-loved books for sale at competitive prices. Subjects include interior design, antiques and art, renovating, quilting and sewing. Here are some examples.
Unfortunately we do not offer restoration services but can provide advice and direction.
We sell a selection of Gilly Stephenson and Liberon furniture waxes, high quality replica handles, cabinet fittings, locks and furniture hardware.
We stock a selection of restoration items such as original Art Nouveau and plain tiles.
STOCK FOR HIRE
We hire furniture to approved customers for advertising, fashion or home photo shoots, television and movie productions, real estate sales and the like. We charge 15%-20% of the value of each piece per week and retain a security deposit of 100% of the retail price of each item. Pick up and delivery charges are extra.
Some of our pieces have featured in Baz Luhrmann's "Australia", "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "The Great Gatsby" and "The Water Diviner". Pieces also featured in the new series of "A Place Called Home" and Mel Gibson"s "Hacksaw Ridge".
DELIVERY AND PAYMENT
Customers can purchase by credit card, cash, cheque or direct deposit. Delivery is not included in the purchase price. We can organise local, regional and interstate delivery with reputable carriers or customers can make their own arrangements. Carrier deliveries to the Sydney metropolitan area start from around $160, to regional NSW and Brisbane from $220, to Melbourne from $240 and to Adelaide from $300. Multiple purchases work out cheaper.
We may be able to deliver single items or smaller loads to most Sydney suburbs for $100.
Please note that we are not affiliated with any of the carriers that we recommend and are not liable for any damage to items in transit.
Phone: 0425 371198 Furniture
0425 368048 Art
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