Take one step inside Chantique’s doors in Boulder, Colorado and you will immediately feel like you have been carried away to the romantic charm of Italian wine country, castles of France or the canals of Venice. This store will take your breath away! Anthony of Chantique travels to the source on perfect adventures to remote villages of Italy and the countryside of France to save the antique chandelier treasures of Europe.
European Taste Required
Connoisseurs who travel to Chantique will discover over 150 elegant antique chandeliers dripping in crystals and cast in valuable bronze suspended over your head. This is Colorado’s largest selection of European and American chandelier antiques. With over eleven years of experience, Anthony is an authority on authentic antique European lighting.
Chantique offers chandelier antiques from 1890s to 1940s that includes real antique Baccarat and Venetian crystals hand polished on wood wheels with marble dust from French palaces and elegant Italian villas, the finest hand blown Venetian chandeliers from Murano. You will also find French 1890’s bronze art nouveau pieces, 1920’s deco American slip-shades, grand architectural lights & sconces, heavy European antique hand-wrought iron lights, macaroni and hand beaded Italian chandeliers, great room ballroom crystal chandeliers, life-size bronze & marble statues from Italy and fine paintings by European and American masters.
A treasure trove of original European midcentury lighting — Stilnovo, Venini atomic works and artichoke chandeliers — were brought from our recent trip to southern Italy. Contemporary homes can show off these unique pieces, too. They add warmth and character often lacking in modern design.
“These artworks represent a pinnacle of poise and refinement,” Anthony says. “They are the works of cultures on the rise. We’ve lost some politeness and elegance in our world today, but these lights bring the calmness and beauty of more refined times into our homes.”
One has to wonder what liaisons, rendezvous and secrets these chandeliers have illuminated as they traveled through time. Besides being a savvy investment, increasing the value of your home, antique chandeliers are one of the few things that are “dark green” as they pass from generation to generation. This caliber of lighting is not being made today.
The romantic elegance of this store is such that Boulderado and St. Julien hotels send many couples to Chantique to provide a ‘secret’ backdrop for wedding photographs with the feeling of an Italian Villa or charming historic hotel of Europe. Chantique has been featured in National TV programs, a full page in the Denver Post and Nicole Fox, winner of America’s next top model, recently had a photo shoot in Chantique.
It’s your home, make it special…
Chandeliers are the main focal point of a room, and should be the first thing you invest in to reveal the character of your home and yourself. They represent the height of fine European taste that comes from travel and life experience. Why would you put anything but the best in your home? Anthony works with love of detail to completely rewire and restore these One-of-a-Kind treasures to the original artist’s vision so you will have the confidence of buying a piece of art that is ready to hang in your beautiful home.
P.S. — Authentic Chandelier Antiques Only!
Chantique is steps off Pearl Street Mall in Boulder at 2020 11th St., the corner of Spruce St. and 11th St. Open Monday through Saturday from 12 to 5 PM. Anthony often returns to the store in the evenings after dinner and appointments that are available anytime. Chantique offers free delivery.
2020 11th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
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