Console Tables @ Piranesi

February 12, 2011

Console tables  were popularized during the court of Louis XIV and have remained a staple of home decor to this day.   They are designed to stand against the wall or are fixed to the wall  and supported only at the front by legs. Console tables are often placed beneath a wall-mirror and display a vase or piece of small sculpture.  At Piranesi we have a wide selection of these tables.  Stop by 2104 Magazine, NOLA to see them!

France, C1900

Argentina, C1920

Italy, C1870

France, C1920

Italy, C1870


Maison Jansen Chandeliers @ Piranesi

February 1, 2011

At PIRANESI we are delighted to have a selection of exquisite chandeliers from the renowned French design house, Maison Jansen founded in Paris in 1880.   At Maison Jansen  great attention was paid to historical research, artfully combining tradition with new trends.   A client’s desire for livable and usable space was co-mingled with his yearning for the dramatic.   Below are  a few of these magnificent chandeliers.  If you’re in the neighborhood, we invite you to stop by and see them-2104 Magazine Street.  We’re open Mon.-Sat. from 11A-5P.

France, C1920

France, 1890

France, C1920


December 13, 2010

Putti on canvas, Italy C1930

18C Italian carved wood angel

Italian angel torchere, polychrome carved wood, 19th C

19C, Italian cherub

Italian painted angels, 19C

Just add the turkey…

November 8, 2010

The ideal platter to make your Thanksgiving perfect @ Piranesi Antiques, 2104 Magazine, New Orleans.  Large enough for the whole bird.

Juliska Jardins du Monde Platter @ Piranesi



October 14, 2010

After several long days of unloading, unwrapping, hanging paintings and mirrors, arranging and rearranging furniture, all is now in place.  We are so pleased with all our new treasures and think you will be too!  So, please stop by Piranesi at 2104 Magazine St. and take a look.




Some things we found

October 9, 2010

Just a tantalizing taste of what is in our container…


1 of a pair of bergeres



Painting on canvas



1 of pair of sconces






Fantastic chandelier





Somewhere upon the sea…..

October 9, 2010

To the tune of La Mer.  Click the orange arrow above and sing along.


Somewhere upon the sea

Oh where, where can it be?

Our ship stuffed full of treasures

Is out there sailin.’




When it arrives at our store

We’ll unload just as before.

Happy we’ll be for all to see

Just what was sailin.’



We know beyond a doubt

There will be things you can’t live without!

Happy we’ll be to start again

To fill a container for sailin.’



I see chairs...



October 8, 2010

We never cease to be amazed by the beauty of Buenos Aires.  The buildings are wonderful examples of civic art–for all to enjoy.  And it was the middle of winter during our visit, look at the green plants….one would think it was spring.


View on the street.



Can you believe it is actually winter!!


Puerto Madero Waterfront

October 8, 2010

One sunny afternoon we explored the newest,  trendiest,  coolest part of  Buenos Aires–the Puerto Madero Waterfront.  Long an obsolete port of old warehouses and vacant land, in the 1990’s, the city and the country jointly began to redevelop it.  We wandered along the river and into the Buenos Aires Hilton,  the first new hotel to open.   Since then, the area has become one of high rise luxury residences, offices, elegant hotels, restaurants, art galleries, etc.   Check out some of our pictures of the Faena Hotel + Universe, designed by Philippe Stark.


Drawbridge over Rio de la Plata in Puerto Madero



Puerto Madero Waterfront highrises



Lobby at Hilton Hotel



Another view of the Hilton lobby



Philippe Stark designed dining room in Hotel Faena



Philippe Stark designed ladies' room in Hotel Faena


Cafe Las Violetas

October 7, 2010

Cafe Las Violetas is located at Avenida Rivadavia 3899 in a less well known area of Palermo.  It is now in its 123rd year, having recently undergone a restoration.  This French style cafe is housed in a wonderful  Beaux Arts style building with gilded boiserie, marble flooring, crystal chandeliers and stained glass windows.  We took a mid-day break to enjoy the Maria Cala tea service, which consisted of finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and pastries.   We were crazy about everything — especially the Leguisamos, named for a famous jockey (biscuit  base with dulce de leche, meringue, marron glacé, and  almond cream, topped with puff pastry and chocolate  icing).  Completely delicious!


Cafe Las Violetas



Bar-Restaurant @ Cafe Las Violetas



Satined glass window @ Cafe Las Violetas