The buzz: Not just another collectible vintage store, this is the first bona fide antiques gallery in the increasingly gentrified Tiong Bahru neighborhood.
The vibe: A quaint little 35 sq. m. art space, which doubles up as owner Jean-Baptiste Oudea’s office. Reminiscent of a Parisian bourgeois apartment with a local twist, floors and walls are barely reworked from their original condition and peppered with handpicked treasures from all over the world.
The goods: Every single piece here is a rarity. Oudea sources not only from Europe but also trawls Asia for small but beautifully handpicked collections—the guy certainly has an eye for some real gems. Little-known, rare artworks include a post-cubism painting by Franco-American artist Max Papart ($8,200), as well as gorgeous home furniture, rare books and rugs. Highlights are the six-panel Japanese screen from the Edo period (pictured, price upon request), the refurbished Louis XVI mahogany and fruitwood roll top desk ($24,000) and a 1930s revolving bookshelf from France ($3,200). If you are a serious collector with the money and have exquisite discerning taste, look no farther.
Why you’ll be back: A new shipment arrives in October while a highly anticipated vintage photographs exhibition and sale at the end of the year ensures multiple visits to the store.
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