He may be one of the youngest specialists in 20th-century furniture in America, but Matthew Bradley, co-owner of Galleria d’Epoca in North Miami, has decades of experience with high-end furniture and iconic brands--he grew up with them. Raised with an intimate knowledge of all things Hermès (his mother managed and bought for the Bal Harbour shop for years), Matthew understands beauty, elegance, and the extremes of luxury. Drawn to the unusual, he has a particular penchant for exquisite Italian antiques.
Richard Ginori Italian gilt porcelain tray in the
coveted "Rapallo" pattern. Decorated with ribbons with posies, a single bird, and fanciful scrollwork. Scalloped form and gilt rims. Marked "Richard Ginori Italy."
Box tray with gilt painted iron handles and
ball feet. Hand-painted exterior features folk art-style birds, floral, and vine decoration on a black background. Terracotta painted interior. No maker's mark. Some wear, loose handle.
Midcentury reproduction of a 19th-century Regency tray. Made
of mahogany with satinwood shell inlay, brass handles, and scalloped edge. Felted underside. Slight wear, a couple of repairs to scallop edges.