Welcome to Miguel Meirelles Antiques
French Antique Furniture Melbourne
Miguel Meirelles trained as a conservator of antique furniture at the “Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro” in Florence (1978-1980), and today runs his Melbourne antiques retail shop at the same premises as his conservation workshop. The workshop is kept busy working on items that Miguel imports from overseas, and also on furniture belonging to local collectors and museums.
Miguel does not buy locally - he travels to Europe to find pieces with personality for his shop, his criteria being whether he “would happily put each piece in his own house”. Miguel Meirelles hand-picks French antiques as well as decorative and quirky items directly from Europe. The French antique pieces are displayed mainly in a 'as-found condition' with full restoration and conservation services available at our Malvern premises. Periods and styles include Louis XIV to Napoleon III, as well as Biedermeier, Art Nouveau and more.
View our website or contact us directly for our expert knowledge on French antiques and how to conserve and restore them.
The French Provincial style is used in furniture, fabrics and furnishings and is particularly suitable to Australian interiors. It decorates in an uncluttered and practical way and gives homes a strong personality. The term refers to furnishings that come from regional French towns and villages. The styles of provincial France mirror, in a simpler way, the sophisticated style-guidelines that Paris dictates - with each region of France adding its own distinctive and recognisable character.
The French North has a simple, unadorned style. Normandy has large and sturdy farmhouse tables and richly carved Armoires de Mariage. The Loire Valley furniture has a restrained elegance. The East of France has painted pine furniture with German influences. Brittany’s furniture is adorned with brass studs and wheel-spoke designs. The South and the area of Provence typically have rich turnings and carvings.
Miguel is happy to arrange for short-term rentals of his furniture and decorative items to television, film, theatre and advertising studios.
Our shop can arrange for packaging and for delivery Australia wide, and for shipping internationally. We are open from
9:00 to 5:30 Mondays to Fridays and from 10:00 to 2:00 on Saturdays.
The shop is located at
1379 MALVERN ROAD,
MALVERN (MELBOURNE) VIC 3144, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: (61)-03-98226886 & 0419-009890.