Antiques and Decorative Accessories

Holiday Sparkle

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

Holiday Sparkle

Add a little holiday sparkle to your table and your gift giving ideas with silver trays and crystal bottles. We have a wonderful selection of both antique and new pieces in the shop right now!

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Treasure Hunt

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Treasure Hunt

We happen to live in an area where you don’t have to travel far to come upon some wonderful auctions and even entire house sales. The Hudson Valley is filled with auction galleries, antique stores, consignment shops and flea markets. We love to take time to peruse them in order to find just the right piece for a customer or something to add to the shop. Take the wonderful red chinese table pictured here; we simply upholstered a cushion to place on top and it now is the centerpiece for a customer’s dressing room. It’s all about the hunt!

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New William Bartsch Art

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Emporium | 0 comments

New William Bartsch Art

Well, we consider ourselves very lucky to have 28 new pieces of William Bartsch Art in the Shop as of last week. As the exclusive dealer for Bill’s work, all of his pieces that are for sale have now been consolidated at Bertolini & Co. If you are a Bill Bartsch collector or fan, please check out the “new” pieces now hanging in the shop and represented here on the website. There are incredible new large landscape oils, still life oil paintings and oil portraits of people, dogs and horses. There is a large selection of ink wash work, and some beautiful water colors. ...

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Antique and Vintage Footstools in Fun Safari Prints

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Emporium | 0 comments

Antique and Vintage Footstools in Fun Safari Prints

Molly is not the only one who craves a good footstool to enhance her comfort…we are on a kick of covering some newly found vintage and antique footstools in a couple of fun safari fabrics that we like. See how they modernized and emphasized the nice lines of...

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New Asian Treasures

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | Comments Off on New Asian Treasures

New Asian Treasures

Lately we have been particularly lucky to find some very beautiful and sometimes extremely rare Asian antiques to add to the treasures in the shop…so much so, that we have added an an entire page for Asian Treasures on the site that will remain comprehensive and current. Sometimes adding one Asian antique brings the flare to a room that you might be missing. Here are a few of our newest objects.

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18th, 19th and 20th Century Chandeliers

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Emporium | 0 comments

18th, 19th and 20th Century Chandeliers

We have a wonderful variety of Continental and American, period and vintage chandeliers in the shop.  They represent beautiful craftsmanship from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. They are all stunning, unique and in excellent condition. 1870 French Chandelier, Electrified Gasoleir 19th Century Chandelier from Siena, Italy SOLD – Pair of 1910 gilt, brass and crystal chandelier Continental Brass Chandelier, c 1840 19th Century Etched Glass Hall Light

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Decorating with Pairs at the Design Shop

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

Decorating with Pairs at the Design Shop

January is not over yet but it’s already been a great year for finding great pairs of antique and unusual objects.  We are always on the lookout for them but often one of an original pair has been separated over time or one of the pair has been broken or compromised . On their own, each of these remarkable objects below, are quite worthy of praise but when they are paired, they then add balance to the beauty they bring. We love to balance a mantle with a pair of lovely candlesticks or unusual sculptural objects such as these elephants. We believe that this pair of beautiful and rare...

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18th and 19th Century Religious Icons For Christmas

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

18th and 19th Century Religious Icons For Christmas

Many religious homes in Russia have icons hanging on the wall in the “krasney ugol” or  “beautiful corner”.   The icons are meant to educate the viewer in the teachings of the bible and are typically painted on either wood or copper. We think they are quite beautiful, as well as educational, and currently carry four examples of lovely 18th and 19th Century Greek and Russian Icons in the shop.  They are perfect Christmas presents for those who wish to remember and honor the upcoming Christian holiday within a gift itself. Fun facts:  The reason that creating an icon is referred...

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Symbolic Birds

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Emporium | 0 comments

Symbolic Birds

Birds…they symbolize an array of positive characteristics and for centuries have been a favorite subject in art, sculpture and home decor.  This is especially true for country homes in the United States where folks choose to live close to the land and nature. Bird cages (antique bird cages in particular), like the 19th century continental walnut cage pictured below, have long been a favorite decorative item because of their strong architectural and sculptural lines.  They easily add interest to any corner of a room. The Indian Bronze Parrot Lamp which is featured on the home page this...

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Decorating with Beautiful Mirrors

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

Decorating with Beautiful Mirrors

Mirrors are quite simply the most useful yet underappreciated decorating tool readily available to all. We happen to love using them in almost every of room of the house and often using more than one in a living room, parlor, dining room or hallway might be just what we recommend. While a particular frame might lend you to believe that the mirror is intended for a certain type of décor, most mirrors are actually very timeless and versatile and will blend very well with any interior. The frame itself might just add that hint of balance or experimentation with another style of décor that you...

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Bertolini & Co. at the 1810 House in Warwick, NY

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Bertolini & Co. at the 1810 House in Warwick, NY

Our Shop is beautifully situated in the 1810 House in Warwick, NY. The building, sitting in the original green of the Old School Baptist Meeting House, was donated to the Warwick Historical Society in 1973. There is a formal Herb Garden in the back of the house, surrounded by English boxwood. Altogether the green, church, garden and 1810 House provide a beautiful vista that represents life in the 19th century. Architecturally the house has its roots in Connecticut design, which is based on the early English yeoman’s cottage. You enter into a center hall which is now a charming small...

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Melplash Court, Dorset, England

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Melplash Court, Dorset, England

The house was built between 1590 to 1601 for a relative of Sir Thomas More. Michael Bertolini’s clients, Canadians, who after many years of living in East Asia, purchased this beautiful estate and asked Michael to decorate and restore. It was in bad repair having spent a number of years as an army retirement home for blind English officers, and then turned into a home for boys. It was a five-year project and continued on for many more years. There were thirty rooms and extensive gardens and grounds of twenty-eight acres. ...

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Queen Anne Mirrors

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Queen Anne Mirrors

As you enter the house there is an oak paneled reception hall with a pair of Queen Anne mirrors reflecting the yellow drawing room

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Drawing Room Melplash Court, Dorset, England

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

Drawing Room Melplash Court, Dorset, England

The yellow drawing room with it’s fitted Fortuny curtains and contemporary sofas flanking a hamstone fireplace mantel original to the house. The Venetian chandelier was made in Murano, Italy, and was a gift from the client’s mother. The painting over the mantle is a Chinese Hong painting of Shanghai, circa 1830, one of a number of these views throughout the house. The vase on the coffee table is a Ming Drum, late 18th Century. The crystal column lamps were purchased in London. The crystal column table lamps were purchased from Vaughan of...

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Dining Room – Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Design Consultation | 0 comments

Dining Room – Melplash Court, Dorset

Melplash, Dorset The dining room wallpaper was especially painted in China for the room and took two-years to complete. The export porcelain dinner service in the breakfront is Swedish, dated 1760 and the blue and white porcelain dinner service on the table is part of an extensive collection of the famous sunken treasure retrieved in the 1980’s. The Chippendale chairs are family pieces, while the three pedestal Sheraton table was purchased in London. The curtains are Thai silk especially woven and dyed to match the Chinese...

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The Nun’s Room, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

The Nun’s Room, Melplash Court, Dorset

In the guest bedroom, one of ten, the iron canopy bed and Edwardian slipper chair came from a picker in Middletown, New York. The dressing table is a country Louis XVI, oak, found in London and the mirror was a family piece. The toile is a Brunschwig and Fils. The bed is dressed with a collection of antique lace and muslin. The room was given the name, “The Nun’s Room”, because of the delicate canopy...

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The Tulip Bedroom, Melplash Court, Dorset

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories, Interior Design Services | 0 comments

The Tulip Bedroom, Melplash Court, Dorset

In the Tulip Bedroom, the 18th Century mahogany bed was found in Chester, New York. It is called the Tulip room because the Thorpe fabric was a replica of an 18th Century English print on a snuff colored background, with multi colored tulips. The love seat was found in Warwick, New York. The room faces the interior formal vegetable garden through antique casement windows. The garden was laid out to care for the vegetables and herbs in the 18th Century. ...

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Side Room – Thailand

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

Side Room – Thailand

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Blue Powder Room – Thailand

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Antiques and Decorative Accessories | 0 comments

Blue Powder Room – Thailand

Not everything works! Surrounded by blue hand lacquered walls are a Chinese an herb chest, wash stand on teak base and a commode stand hand carved of rosewood. All very different. We thought we were very clever…looked good, didn’t always work.

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