Celebrating 27 Years of Négrel Antiques

It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off Négrel Antiques and bringing our first shipping container from France to Austin, Texas, and now it’s been 27 years - the fullest years of hard work, beautiful goods, and amazing people. We sure have come a long way, and have so much to celebrate thus far in our journey....   read full post »

posted on 10/11/2021


Their Story Continues...

I'm sure all businesses appreciate positive reviews, but one of our favorite accolades at Négrel Antiques is when our customers send us photos of their new favorite furniture and decorative pieces installed in their home. The best part of dealing in antiques and vintage finds is hearing the s...   read full post »

posted on 6/29/2021


Bookmaking 101

There's something about books. Stories of any kind are wonderful for many reasons, and I certainly enjoy listening to Podcasts as much as anyone, but there's just something about holding a book in your hands. Feeling the cover and turning the page is a tactile experience that is so very unique and s...   read full post »

posted on 5/17/2021


Designer Showcase: Nathan Anthony

For those of you who don't know, Nathan Anthony is a remarkably creative furniture design firm based in California that produces hands-down some of the best looking and most well-made contemporary pieces we've seen. Having bought and sold old-world French antique furniture since 1994, we have a bias...   read full post »

posted on 4/20/2021


French Copper

If you think that copper cookware and decor is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you are definitely not alone. We have always had a penchant for the shiny stuff: chrome, polished silver, gilt, and yes copper. It strikes us as a wonderful confluence of warmth and cold in one spectacular material...   read full post »

posted on 3/9/2021


Pulling Their Own Weight

Ever wonder about the history of scales? They've become so ubiquitous, and these days digital, that we sometimes forget what fascinating necessity must have led to their invention. Let's take a quick look at how the scale came into our lives, and then we'll share some of our favorite scales that we'...   read full post »

posted on 1/26/2021


Perfect French Dinner Party

What makes the perfect French dinner party? You may assume that it's all about the food. And given how the French feel about food in general, you wouldn't be far off. But most French will attest that it's more about the people you're spending time with. And we will argue that the room you are in can...   read full post »

posted on 12/30/2020

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