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.”
Large 19th-century French gold leaf mirror featuring a
shell crest with draped flowers and vines at top. Alternating grouping of flowers on each side and base. Shell crest, 7"D. Original mirrored glass and wood back. Minor gold and gesso loss; ...
Vintage French oval giltwood mirror with garlands of
fleurettes draped from a carved giltwood bow promontory and overlapping leaf decoration adorning the frame. Hanging hardware and wire on back. Minimal age wear.
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 ...