Valentine’s day at Modele’s!


Come in store to see our selection of vintage and estate jewelry. New items just arrived in time for Valentine’s day!

we also have a selection of great gift ideas from our retail lines, such as Mondaine Swiss watches, Le Jacquard Francais Linens, iittala ceramic and glassware and Pre de Provence natural soaps and hand creams.


Please see below for a selection.



A first for Modele’s: a silk Fortuny chandelier!

Many of you know I have a love affair with Venice, and with Fortuny fabric that comes from there (800. Per yard with a 2 yard minimum, ouch!). We just received, in the Magnolia Village store, a Fortuny Samarkanda pendant light with suspension disc 48” in diameter. It is stunning. This is on ivory silk with a deco pattern, hand-made in Venice. They retail for $3,800. online (original retail was $5,000. before they were available online). Our price is $1,900.

Fotuny Silk Samarkanda with Disc

We also have a pair of pillows in Fortuny fabric. These don’t come in very often and our price of $395. for the pair is a great opportunity for someone who loves this Venetian fabric as much as I do.

Large new delivery in Magnolia Village, Tuesday Sept. 20

Just in from a long-time consignor who loves to decorate, and moves regularly!  We received a lovely collection of traditional pieces, including some Asian antique pieces and an 1850 English reproduction of a French desk. Other items from this delivery include:

  • Vintage Italian walnut secretary with a beautiful honey toned burled veneer. Drop front writing desk, drawers below and shelves behind glass doors above.
  • Antique Chinese table that is just about counter height. This would make a lovely small kitchen island or a great perch with a couple stools for a café table.
  • Sculptural and decorative French style settee with custom painted frame (grays/taupe) and superbly custom upholstered in a Pollack striped fabric named Stripe It Rich.  Trimmed in antiqued brass nail-heads.  This little gem is in our display window this week. I love it!
  • Pair large scale A. Rudin lounge chairs…if you’re 6’4’’ these are your chairs!
  • Pair antique Chinese rosewood with stone inlay in back.  These are a dense wood that is hard to find these days. The seats are flat and they are great to use as a table with a stack of books and a lamp, or flanking a chest. These were purchased from Porter Davis Antiques in the early 90’s. Antique Asian pieces also mix with modern styles and add warmth.