8 Affordable Antiques
You Can Score
at Casa de Memoria’s Auction
By Tynne De Leon
Art pieces make for great decorations; they add life and stories to simple spaces and make them extra interesting. But aside from being displays, art can also be functional. That is what Casa de Memoria, the country’s premier source of international and decorative art, aims to imbibe in their newest auction: Decorative Arts and Design which will be held on July 7, Saturday.
Now on their 12th auction, Casa de Memoria will present a new collection that merges beauty and function with a myriad of items both opulent and purposeful. The stunning pieces are more than just displays but are instruments that enable collectors to imbibe “The Casa Living”.
From living room essentials to beautiful paintings, the auction is full of rare European pieces that suit the taste of every collector—from local to foreign, from fresh to established ones.
If you’re new to the scene, we’ve made a list of affordable pieces from the auctio to start with your collection:
Louis XV Chair in Walnut
49.5 x 43 x 93 cm
With signs of age
This antique chair dates back to 18th century France, which represents the Late Baroque style. Its legs are in cabriole angle, and it has a soft, curvilinear frame that can complement a traditional home interior. It has a gently angled seat back for comfort.
“Alanda” Glass-Topped Coffee Table
100 x 100 x 35 cm
In near mint condition.
While this coffee table is a vintage from the 1950, it can blend well even in a modern home. It has a square glass top with chrome-plated metal base—a minimalist “Paolo Riva” piece manufactured by B&B Italia.
Midcentury Pop Bulb-shaped Table Lamp
32 x 32 x 93.5
Want a vintage lamp with a touch of modern? This French-oversized lamp has a midcentury modern style that can add whimsy in your home décor. White glass covers the lighting, with bulb-shaped stand in apple green.
European Clear Glass Vase with Cut Designs
Diam.: 21.5 cm Height: 26.5 cm
In near mint condition
This 20th century glass vase will add elegance to your home with its intricate reliefs with motifs of sunburst, hobstar, leaves and sunflower.