C'est la Vie

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Encinitas, CA
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C’est la Vie is not your typical antique store. Set in a renovated auto body warehouse, this beautiful world of European treasures transforms you to Les Puces de-Saint-Ouen in Paris. Sara Wardrip, the owner has built a trusted and impeccable source for beautiful design for the home and garden. Originally from Vancouver, Canada., Sara moved to San Diego in 1981. She learned to love antiques while working in a French antique store while attending university. Sara took her first buying trip to Europe in 1998 and returned with a 40 ft container full of English and French...Read More

C'est la Vie

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18th Century Spanish Polychromed Niche
18th Century Spanish Polychromed Niche
Antique 18th Century Spanish Religious Items
18th century Spanish polychromed Niche. Original painted ornamental design with scalloped dome in hints of red and gold.
French Walnut Clock

French Walnut Clock

$3,500 Sale Price
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French Walnut Clock
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Rococo Wall Clocks
Wood, Glass
Very tall 18th century French Horloge from Provence. Original hardware and weights. Lovely enameled dial with original arms. Stepped up rounded cornice with glass paneled doors and s...
18th Century Walnut Buffet a Deux Corps
18th Century Walnut Buffet a Deux Corps
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Buffets
Glass, Walnut
Lovely carved 18th century Provençal walnut buffet a deux corps. Original glass and hardware. Beautiful French green/blue painted interior.
Swedish Partner's Desk
Swedish Partner's Desk
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Desks
Pine
Very unique 18th century Swedish partner's desk with cross stretcher legs. Original scraped down color. Two sides that open to storage below. Desk height 29". Lower desk height 23".
18th Century Swedish Trag Sofa
Antique 1780s Swedish Rococo Sofas
18th century Swedish period Tragsoffa, scraped down to original lovely cream or white color. Beautiful carved apron over reeded tapered legs. Upholstered in antique Swedish Hemp. Gre...
Original 19th Century Italian Painted Wood Panel
Antique 19th Century Italian Paintings
Wood
19th century original painted wood panel from Parma, Italy. Lovely Italian landscape painted in beautiful soft blue, green and vibrant red colors.
French 19th Century Marble-Top Bedside Table
Antique 19th Century French Side Tables
Marble
French 19th century marble-top table with lovely arbalete top and front. Original carved 19th century marble.
French Regency Gilded Mirror Facette
Antique 19th Century French Regency Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors
Beautiful carved and parcel-gilt mirror facette from Paris, France. Original glass. Lovely two-tiered molding with hand-carved birds, florals and foliates.
Louis XVI Period French Walnut Canapé
Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Canapes
Walnut
Louis XVI carved walnut canapé. Wonderful aged walnut patina with carved apron and back. Lovely scrolled arms and tapered legs. Newly upholstered in French Linen.
17th Century Carved Renaissance Portuguese Coffer
Antique 17th Century Portuguese Renaissance Blanket Chests
Chestnut
17th century carved chestnut Portuguese coffer.
17th Century Spanish Chestnut Cupboard
Antique 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Cupboards
Chestnut
17th century Spanish chestnut Armoria, Madrid, Spain. Lovely raised paneled doors and drawers with original iron hardware and locks.
Early 19th Century French Empire Walnut Case Clock
Paturel Cadet
Antique Early 1800s French Empire Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks
Walnut
Beautiful tall French Empire horloge from the Loire region of France. Made by the French master Paturel Cadet a Rives de Gier. Enameled face and figural brass surround. Original bras...

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