About mirabelle antiqueS
Happy Fall to Antiques and Art enthusiasts everywhere! It is the start of a busy season and a wonderful time to look for a piece of art or furniture that you need or want. Recent new additions to the website include antique botanical, military and sporting prints, and numerous accessories for dining or purely fun and decorative items, so I hope that you will visit mirabelleantiques.com to find something beautiful to brighten up your world! Many new arrivals will be catalogued, photographed and added in the coming weeks, so check back for updates!
I offer free delivery in the Charlottesville area and can arrange long distance delivery for any piece. Whether you are near or far away, the ability to take pieces on approval is still available and purchases will reach you just like before.
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Thank you for making 2008-2018 a success and a truly wonderful experience and thank you for your continued support in the future!
Mirabelle Antiques is an antiques and decorative arts resource for the Charlottesville, Virginia, and wider antiques market, a dealer of fine antique furniture and accessories, with an emphasis on period 18th and 19th century French antiques and Continental antiques, also carrying period English antiques and some American antiques. A wide variety of fine art, works on paper and decorative accessories is also available. Mirabelle Antiques welcomes inquiries by email and phone.
Mirabelle Antiques was established in 2008 by decorative arts specialist Farrar Woltz. A student of History and Art History at the University of Virginia, Farrar Woltz subsequently pursued in depth study of the decorative arts within the framework of Architectural History and Art History at the University of Delaware and at the Courtauld Institute, London, receiving an M.A. in Art History from University of Delaware in 1996. While finishing her thesis in 1996, she went to work in New York City for the established and highly respected antiques dealer Clinton Howell, who specializes in the finest 18th and 19th c. English furniture and decorative arts. In 1998, Farrar left Clinton Howell Antiques to pursue training as a decorative painter at the Institut Supérieur de la Peinture Décorative de Paris, in Paris, France, and afterward, she established her own decorative painting business first in New York, and later, in Virginia.
Decorative Arts Specialist
"I have returned to my love of decorative arts and antique furniture and, in 2008, established my own antiques business called Mirabelle Antiques. Antique furniture is something I have known and loved my entire life. Antiques were a passionate pursuit for my parents and grandparents, and I distinctly remember at the age of ten, catching the bug myself!
I am especially interested in period French, Italian and other Continental antiques, and I will always carry a selection of English and American. I look for pieces of quality and flair. I want to carry pieces that are wonderful to look at and live with. I have lived in England and France, where I traveled widely, always in pursuit of great architecture and fabulous interiors. I developed a sense of style that draws heavily on this experience.
The goal of Mirabelle Antiques is to provide a fine and varied selection of pieces, from the serious and valuable to the not-so-serious but nevertheless delightful. Good "style" pieces, that is, non-period pieces of antique furniture of exceptional quality are sometimes a part of the mix. The important thing is knowing the difference, and knowing that you can rely on the expertise and integrity of this dealer to make the distinction between period and "style" pieces clear. I am always happy to discuss date, materials and condition. It is my utmost concern to provide the most accurate information regarding all pieces sold by Mirabelle Antiques.
I hope that you will enjoy this website, which contains all categories of current inventory. Shipping for any item can be arranged to just about any destination and local delivery in the Charlottesville area is free. Please contact me by email (email@example.com) or phone 434-293-3646 with any questions you may have and know that I will be happy to help locate particular pieces for interior designers and individuals with specific size and aesthetic requirements."
- Farrar Woltz