Tony Buccola travels to Italy several times a year to scour the countryside and cities for unique items to fill his store, Antonio's Bella Casa, a southern California European-antiques shop. He also works closely with Italian artisans who create hand-carved wood lighting rich with patina finishes. Ten years (and dozens of forty-foot containers) later, he still gets the same rush every time he steps off the plane. “I am one of the lucky ones,” he says. “I love what I do and do what I love.”
Oil painting by Juan Tinoco (1905-1988) for Mason
Manufacturing Company to ornament their Monterey furniture line. Bandido shooting from atop a horse. Cartoonish and whimsical. Signed, oil on board. Circa 1930. In the late 1920s, Mason Manufacturers of Los Angeles ...
19th-century American School oil on board portrait of
Charles Nesbitt Ege M.D. (b. 1815). Half-length of a seated young man within a painted oval reserve. Unsigned, typed label attached verso identifying sitter. View area, 12"H x 10.5"L. Provenance: Property descended ...
Pair of pieces composed with black Sumi ink
on antique 19th-century Portuguese letters. Floated on cream linen and displayed in a new black frame. Signed "JM" by John Mayberry at the lower right. From the artist's collection. Frame, 13"L x ...