In 1985, a New York movie executive began buying French and English antiques. When she moved to California, she added California pottery and Asian porcelain to the mix. The Emporium Ltd. was born out of that first collection. Her habits haven’t changed: She still buys only what she’d want for herself, and that includes the spectacular scarves, jewelry, and bags in this collection. “Always buy a piece you love--you’ll find a place for it,” she says. “But don’t buy it on sale if you didn’t love it at full price. It won’t withstand the test of time.”
Classic Hermès jewelry tray with the iconic chaîne
d'ancre design rendered in rich shades of blue. Signature blue Hermès French suede protective bottom lining. Marked "Hermès Paris." Presented in an orange Hermès gift box.
"Lovely lidded hand-painted French porcelain vanity box featuring
a colorful plumed bird within a peaceful country scene. Signed 'Porcelain de Paris France' with the company's crossed arrows mark." Circa 1960.
French porcelain jewelry tray. Iconic Hermès Chaîne d'Ancre
design rendered in rich shades of blue. Signature blue Hermès goat suede protective bottom lining. Marked "Hermès Paris. Comes with original box.