This July, make a splash with surprising and unique antiques and watch your statement piece become the talk of the room. Here are some of our designer Josephine’s favorite antiques from the Wilmington showroom:
Antique Map of Tuscany – An Italian engraving by Giuseppi Puliti that dates back to 1803! This conversation piece would look right at home in your study or even over the fireplace.
Antique Red Lacquer Trunk – Dating back to the 19th century, this Chinese red lacquer clothing trunk features a rare and fine gold elephant decoration. You can store anything from throw pillows and blankets to musical instruments in this spacious piece.
Vintage Brass Bar Cart – Looking for a sophisticated addition to your dining room set or bar? This classic antique features brass accents with two glass shelves.
Chinese Altar Table – This intriguing altar table is built from elm and dates back to the 19th century. Try it at the end of your bed, with some throw pillows resting on top. Or, see how it looks in the foyer as a place to put your keys.
African Marka Mask – A Marka (Moorka) mask bambara from Mali, West Africa. Dating to the mid-20th century. Pair this with a rug from the New Moon Menagerie Collection.
For the complete inventory of one-of-a-kind antiques visit the Kurtz Collection showroom:
1010 N Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Did you know that we re-upholster furniture at Kurtz Collection? Bring in your favorite antique piece and our designers will give it a fresh new look.
Vanguard Furniture has a saying that we’re particularly fond of – “Do it right the first time, every time.”
Kurtz Collection proudly carries furniture from Vanguard for a number of other reasons, besides the mantra. First and foremost, they are industry leaders in fashion and style. Their custom-crafted furniture exudes the experience of seasoned designers and upholsterers. All of Vanguard’s pieces are made in North Carolina with the generations of craftsmanship behind them.
Sustainability is extremely important to us, and to Vanguard as well. Corporate initiatives such as joining the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC) in 2007 were a prime example of Vanguard’s dedication to understanding sustainable practices. In addition to the Council, they actively recycle by-products and use re-purposed materials for production. Reclaimed wood, salvaged fabric and eco-friendly materials are all used as much as possible to create strong and beautiful pieces of furniture. Vanguard reports that they recycle 95% of all manufacturing waste.
With over 1,000 retail partners, the company dedicates themselves to upholding a great reputation. Within the hiring structure, Vanguard places particular importance in cultivating a friendly environment. The 575 + employees are nurtured and treated like family, whether they work on the manufacturing floor or in the corporate office.
Our Vanguard pieces can complete a room with contemporary or classic style. From sophisticated, cozy couches, to elegant end tables, to stylish bookcases, Vanguard provides the highest quality furniture with irresistible designs.
It isn’t often that another company’s mission and values align so well with your own. This is why we are committed to continuing our partnership with Vanguard for years to come.
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