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.”
French Louis XVI-style gray and white painted trumeau
mirror with a gold and silver leaf carved wood inset upper panel depicting a globe, paper scroll, and two telescopes, accented with scrolling ribbons, tassels and laurel branches. The entire mirror is ...
19th-century French Regency-style intricately carved giltwood mirror with
green painted background and prominent flowering basket crest. Other carvings feature flowing acanthus leaves, rope and tassels, oak leaves and acorns, and carved corner rosettes. Red bole shows through in some areas ...