A House with No Fireplace, is a House Without a Heart

The heart of an attractive house is where you, your family and your friends enjoy is the fireplace. It is near the same fireplace, where you sit and relax in that harsh cold weather with a book by your side or have a few drinks with your friends. Each and every part of this area should be built with ethnicity to make sure that the vintage taste doesn't go. The mantle which covers the most impor... Read More

Antique Fireplace Mantel: a Luxury or Necessity for Your Palace?

Where do you feel the ultimate comfort and peace after a long tiring day? Which place is most close to your heart and witnesses all your ups and downs? The most secure place is no other than our own house. We are always keen on giving new look to our home and while we keep looking for unique antique pieces to decorate various parts of our house it is always difficult to choose the right piece t... Read More

Accentuate your Home Décor with Antique Mantels

Mantels are indeed the epicenter of our living places which bring the charm and character to their surroundings. Without the mantel, there wouldn't be much to be excited about a fireplace. Well, if you are planning to set up your fireplace with an effective mantel without sacrificing the traditional feel of your living space, consider placing an antique mantel that will allow you to mainta... Read More


In a nod to Hollywood, we are putting the spotlight on a very special mantel. This Period French Renaissance mantel from the Loire Valley has so much grandeur and history that it is difficult to choose adequate superlatives. Without a doubt, it is one of the finest and most important pieces that we have ever presented. The sheer height and depth of this commanding limestone structure spe... Read More

Antique Bronze Church Chandelier from Belgium, circa 1850

Gothic Revival style, mid-nineteenth century Sourced from a village in the French-speaking and Southern-most part of Belgium (Wallonia), the design origins of this chandelier can be traced back to fixtures used insome of the earliest Christian churches, those dating back to the Byzantine empire in the 6th and 7th centuries. Adapted to the neo-Gothic style that influenced architecture and int... Read More

Still unpacking at Pittet Architecturals.

The sheer size and weight of many of the new mantels is truly monumental. We are excited to get them prepped and set-up on the showroom floor. Among the sheer mass of ancient stone, we are pleased to present something, shall we say… A bit more delicate?          Rendered with incredible precision and beautiful jewel tones are these 4 stained glass panels from Switzerland. They contain th... Read More


Two jam-packed containers have arrived this week and we are up to our elbows setting up our fabulous new inventory. Too many new pieces for a single post! As usual, the new and the fabulous get quickly claimed, so don’t delay in visiting the showroom. Here is a peek at some of our great finds: Mantels, Mantels, Mantels! Masculine, yet elegant... Equally suitable for a formal residence ... Read More

Houzz Pro Spotlight: Draw From the Past for Timeless Elegance

A Dallas importer-designer duo offer ways to make a statement using antique stone features Who: Raymond Pittet and Robinson Pittet of Pittet Architecturals Where: Dallas In Raymond Pittet’s own words: “Trends come and go, but the elegant quality of antique stone architectural elements is timeless. You can incorporate it into any design style.”Whatever the architectural style of your home, ... Read More

Ah, Springtime Gardens!

There is no better way to enjoy springtime than relaxing in our gardens and treasuredoutdoor living spaces. Whether strolling manicured stone-paved walkways or lingering on a special garden seat, our lawns, terraces, and gardens give us the opportunity to de-stress and refresh ourselves. We create our outdoor spaces to cherishand enhance nature’s beauty and express our creative selves. F... Read More

16th-century carving of Pope Alexander VI. (1431-1503)

Finally, after years of petitioning the French Historical Administration, we are at last permitted to export this 16th-century carving of Pope Alexander VI. (1431-1503) Spanish-born into the infamous Borgia family, he was controversial for fathering a number of offspring with mistresses while wearing the papal robes. Along with his libertine ways Alexander VI was also a noted statesman, orator ... Read More