About mirabelle antiqueS
Welcome antiques and art enthusiasts. Mirabelle Antiques is now in its 11th year of business in the Charlottesville area. After many years operating out of a shop in Charlottesville, the business has moved exclusively online and is going strong. Recent new additions to the website include marble topped coffee tables, fine porcelain and numerous accessories for dining or purely fun and decorative items, so I hope that you will browse the various categories within this site to find something beautiful to brighten up your world! New arrivals are continually added, so check back from time to time. Updates and various other things that catch my eye are also posted to Instagram: follow mirabelleantiques there.
While visiting the shop is no longer possible, I offer free delivery in the Charlottesville area for approvals and purchases, 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. What does it mean to take a piece on approval? This means you provide credit card or other payment for a piece in order to try it in your home, and you have up to three days to decide to keep it or to return it to Mirabelle Antiques in original, as received, condition.
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Thank you for making 2008-2019 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 and Continental antiques, also carrying period English furniture and some American antiques. A wide variety of fine art, works on paper and decorative accessories including lighting, porcelain and other ceramics are 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 to this day 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