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.”
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 ...
Untitled abstract oil painting mixing warm and cool
colors by California Abstract Expressionist Shahin Rafii Tabatabai (American/Iranian, 20th century). Circa 1962. Signed "Shahin RT" lower left and "Shahin Rafii Tabatabai, untitled" on verso. Presented in rustic wood slat frame. Image ...
Colorful Mid-Century Modern oil painting featuring an abstract
landscape view of Pawlet, Vermont. The scene includes an old clapboard church and house rooftops set against background mountains. Displayed in original period cerused oak frame. Signed lower right "W. D. Williams." ...