Next to French grey and creamy white, I must share with you my new love of black painted furniture. I don't actually have any of my very own.........................however, after seeing pieces brought in to SuzAnna's Antiques by dealer Sam, my heart started fluttering.
Recently, while watching Sam, an expert in the antiques business for many years, rearrange his large space, I was privy to a great lesson in design. Armed with a drill, hammer and nails, who would have thought to first hang a rug on the wall, layer an ornate mirror...............
.................and frame with several graceful yards of soft, expensive, pure wool fabric. This sideboard is beautiful - the curved doors and drawers at each end really unusual.
Sam's accessories are stunning international treasures, and he shares exotic stories about their former lives around the world!
I love the silver and crystal cruet, the huge painted tray inlaid with mother-of-pearl flowers, and the metal rams head decorative pieces from an antique chair.
Sam has taught me a lot about the origins of many beautiful antiques..........and I have purchased some lovely things from him over the past few years. Now if only I had space for a piece of his gorgeous black furniture.....on which, of course, I would display lots of white and cream china, and old unpolished silver!