Dining Alfresco with Négrel Antiques

Studies show eating meals outdoors can boost your immune system and soothe the spirit. Being outdoors eases stress and stimulates vitamin D production, and I rarely have a meal that I don't enjoy, so it stands to reason that combining these two pleasant activities should be the perfect activity. And...   read full post »

posted on 4/10/2020


In Search of the Best Bouillabaisse in Marseille

As many of you who read our blog know, Pierre is from Marseille and so we have always had a deep connection to that ancient port city. Originally founded in 600 BC by the Greeks, the city has a wild and varied history as an independent city-state, a Roman city, a naval port, and a cultural hub. One ...   read full post »

posted on 3/11/2020


Photography and Color Correction with Négrel Antiques

The importance of accurate color: How many of you have ordered a red shirt from a catalog or online only to have it arrive pink? Or thought that a stylish taupe sofa looked great in the showroom, but looks like a bland grey once it's delivered to your home? The importance of accurate color cannot be...   read full post »

posted on 2/12/2020


Doors and Windows of France

We travel to the south of France every year, and each time we return, the architecture leaves us in complete awe. One of the things that we always notice in our travels is the wide variety of window and door styles in both the cities and villages and throughout the countryside. Here is a visual diar...   read full post »

posted on 1/16/2020


A Toast to the Green Fairy: Exploring Absinthe

Affectionately known as "the green fairy," this mischievous liquor has been both the toast of the town and the scourge of Europe during its 200-year+ history. Although there is not one single accepted recipe, it is generally not considered truly absinthe unless it contains the flowers and leaves of ...   read full post »

posted on 12/18/2019


Celebrating 25 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 25 years - the fullest years of hard work, beautiful goods, and amazing people. We sure have come a long way, and have so much to ce...   read full post »

posted on 12/5/2019


Throwback Thursday! How Cathy and Pierre Négrel brought Antique French Flair to the Austin Scene

*UPDATE* In case you missed it, back in 2016 our very own Cathy and Pierre were interviewed for a local publication. Since then, they've consolidated their Whit Hanks gallery into a new large showroom in North Austin. And to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, we decided to repost this fun article. Ta...   read full post »

posted on 11/7/2019

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