Monday, April 29, 2013
Le Cabinet de Porcelaine
My weekend internet fishing expedition turned up what has to be my new favorite shop...although sadly, I have yet to visit it. Le Cabinet de Porcelaine, located at 37 rue de Verneuil in Paris, deals exclusively in the porcelain work of Didier Gardillou and Samuel Mazy. You might be familiar with Gardillou's charming porcelain fruits, vegetables, and flowers, which have been sold in the past at Charlotte Moss' Townhouse, Sue Fisher King, and Branca. Unfortunately, I do not own any pieces by Gardillou, but my sister has one of his small lettuce boxes, which is très magnifique.
I love the idea of a jewel-box shop that is devoted solely to one type of treasure. (It doesn't get more focused than a store that sells not any old porcelain, but porcelain vegetables and flowers!) In fact, my idea of heaven is a small cobblestone alley filled with shops selling embroidered linen, porcelain, stationery, antique books, scents for the home, antique copper cookware, and antique silver- all on a bijou scale, of course. Le Cabinet de Porcelaine would fit into this dream shopping mecca perfectly.
All photos from Le Cabinet de Porcelaine.