Jun 13, 2016

~ The HighBoy

Have you heard of The HighBoy?
I'm obsessed.

I noticed an advertisement at an antique show last year, and although interested, I didn't pursue until recently. What a find! As much as I adore going to antique shows, traveling to Nashville or Chicago or San Francisco is not always feasible. The HighBoy is a wonderful solution or alternative for this travel predicament, and might even be a preferable choice for many antique lovers.

The HighBoy is a website offering a carefully curated selection of exceptional antiques with a wide range of styles. From modern to antique, ranging from the 17th Century to the 20th Century, you can find an unparalleled collection of beautiful antique furnishings, jewelry and fine art. 

I have often found that looking back at photos of favorite items is the best way for me to shop for antiques. It allows me to be in the comfort of my own home, check measurements, and really contemplate the purchase rather than making an impulsive buy on the spot. When I go to antique shows, I take photos of favorite pieces and share in a blog post for readers to enjoy and shop. Similarly, The HighBoy carefully selects the best antique dealers, and those dealers upload their antiques in one place for our convenience. I was thrilled to find that many of my favorite dealers from my travels are featured on The HighBoy! It's like an online antique show! Rigorous vetting by industry experts guarantees authenticity. 

Looking for that perfect side table, chair or antique accessory? The HighBoy is also an excellent tool for performing specific searches. Rather than purchase an antique chair on the spot, The Highboy allows you to consider other options from the comfort of your home.

While perusing the site recently, I was drawn to this piece. Although I was not in the market for this Grand Tour Carved Stone Plaque of Torquato Tasso, a 16th Century poet from Sorrento, how could I possibly resist the tangerine background? I could not.

And how about this collection of keys? Again, the color gets me every time!

You can even search a color... like green :)

 This side table with a needlepoint top? Adore it.

Be still my heart...

Look for more end tables here and here.

I find myself being drawn to more modern pieces recently. I love the mix of modern with antique. This pair of Modern Organic Teak Wood Pedestal Tables are perfection.

Burlwood Cube Table ~ Milo Baughman Style

Want this for my kitchen...

This French Caned Wine Cooler is so fabulous! I'd love to fill it with flowers!

As I'm scrolling through accessories, lo and behold, I see this beauty from Caroline Faison, one of my favorite dealers! I've actually seen this Dutch Delft Posset Pot in person at an antique show!

Same story with this diminutive garniture set... I actually featured these beauties in my post from the Nashville Antique Show!

To. Die. For.

Perfect for summer drinks on the patio!

Early 18th Century Louis XIII Style Table/Desk

Um, hello.

(To see more chairs, just visit the chair category! here)

Love the red feather detail!

How about this tulip shaped Art Deco table? Again, dying.

Charles Faudree would have bought this 18th Century Carved Bull if he saw it. I'm just sure of it. He used similar pieces in his design work many times.

 Italian Neoclassical Style Painted Commode

I simply must find a spot for these Italian Tole Urns...

 French Zinc Painted Bucket


I must warn you. The HighBoy can turn into a dangerous addiction quite rapidly. Just when you think you don't need one more thing, just when you think you are completely satisfied with what you have, you will find the perfect thing you can't live without. Perhaps in multiples. It's all good... If you have a few extra hours to do some online shopping for stunning antiques and fine art, you are in luck.  

Also, visit their blog, The Weekly, here. The Weekly brings together the people, objects, and ideas that unite design, art and antiques.


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