Au Vieux Paris Antiques Table Setting

Specializing in exceptional 17th, 18th and 19th century French antiques, decorative and fine arts. Period furniture includes armoires, commodes, buffets, beds, chairs, tables in all sizes. We also offer chandeliers, candlesticks, mirrors, porcelain, coin silver, glassware and stemware, curtain hardware, homespun linen sheets, olive jars, engravings, oil paintings, as well as period picture frames, architectural elements and building materials.

Please call for appointment
337-332-2852
Available: Monday – Friday
10:30am – 5:00pm
(other days and times available by appointment)
Au Vieux Paris Antiques Table Setting
Located in the Henri Penne House near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Only 15 minutes from Lafayette and 50 minutes from Baton Rouge.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Hotel de Caumont: A true temple of Bon Goût - Hotel de Caumont: A true temple of Bon Goût Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût, Bonjour! Recently I motored with two friends to Aix en Provence and had a major ‘Bon Goût’ experience!! We visited a relatively new museum called “Caumont Centre D’Art.” The experience there ranged in time from the early 18th century […]
  • Bronze bust of Cosme lère de Médicis, 1548 by Cellini Vase Médicis: Very Classic Bon Goût - Vase Médicis: Very Classic Bon Goût Bonjour de L’Ecole du Bon Goût. Since Greek and Roman times garden vases in various materials have been an important contribution to landscape compositions. Today we usually call them Vase Médicis after the powerful Médicis family of Renaissance times in Italy. Louis XIV commissioned dozens upon dozens of vases […]
  • Catalog page from Neal Auction company with write-up on Robert Smith and sample images of pieces on offer during the auction. Early Louisiana Collection for Sale! - Chers Amis du L’Ecole du Bon Gout, Bonjour!! After keeping it in storage for nearly 20 years, I have decided to offer for sale a substantial collection of early Louisiana furniture and Acadian weaving, that I collected from 1970 until about 1984!! Many of the pieces have been featured in museum exhibitions over the years […]
  • Wall to wall beauty and interest under your feet!!! - Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Gout,             Bonjour d’Uzes!  Every time I arrive in France after being away for two months in Louisiane, I am totally struck by the beautiful, diverse and always interesting flooring surfaces which abound in France seemingly everywhere!      Many French train stations have better flooring […]
  • The Fireplace: A magnet for the eyes!! - Chers amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût     Bonjour!   Walking into any room for the first or the thousandth time, the eye is naturally drawn immediately to look at the fireplace.  It is like meeting a person: you look directly at their face to start with, no matter if it is the first meeting or not.  […]
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