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Relive the past at Casa de Memoria

/ 05:29 AM September 16, 2017

Boulle-styled ebonized side cabinet with ormolu reliefs and brass inlays from the late 19th century

Every home has a story. One can tell through the wear on the walls or through the pieces that have called that space home through the years. A touch of art adds some richness and history to any home, and somehow, develop its own stories as the years go by. They can make a statement that no guest can ignore.

Casa de Memoria, as the country’s premier source of international and decorative Art, makes your home’s interiors the star of their eighth auction, “The Casa Interiors”. Coming from a successful East-meets-West auction last July, the latest edition of the Casa’s themed auctions now features furniture and home décor from various remarkable periods in design history, all the way from 17th to 20th century Europe and Asia.

The auction starts today at 2 p.m. at the Casa de Memoria Showroom, 156 Jupiter cor. Comet St., Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City.

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“More than being beautiful, the lots to be auctioned carry history and have great stories to tell, especially the furniture” says Angelique Lhuillier, director of Casa de Memoria. She adds, “But these are not just show pieces. All these pieces are meant to be used; this is part of an experience we refer to as The Casa Living.”

Chinese six-fold screen in lacquered wood and cloisonné from the 20th century

Casa de Memoria’s creative director Miguel Rosales acts as curator once again for this collection. Each lot was chosen with the idea of what makes a home in mind, and the wide variety of pieces guarantees that there’s a perfect piece for all kinds of homes—whether it’s modern or classic.

One of the outstanding pieces for auction is a 20th century Chinese six-fold screen in lacquered wood with its six panels that have pierced top and bottom. It also represents motifs of dragon and Chinoiserie in red and gold. On this piece are beautifully made cloisonné sections depicting various Chinese things in vivid palettes.

Another furniture to consider is a mid to late 18th century Chinoiserie bureau cabinet in black lacquered mahogany wood originally hailed from Great Britain. It has multiple compartments, bronze handles and mounts, dovetailed joinery, flamed mahogany interior, and Georgian block bracket feet.

If you are in search for fine dinnerware, there is a 20th century French dinner service set in Limoges porcelain. The beautiful ware is gracefully detailed with foliate and floral motifs in gold. The set carries three marks: B & Co. Limoges France in green; L. Bernardaud & Co. Limoges in red; and a cartouche with texts inside “José Alexandre 8, Rua Garrett, 18 Lisboa.”

A percentage of the proceeds from the #CasaInteriorsAuction will be given to Fighting Hunger With Hunger, a non-profit organization that aims to end hunger by empowering local communities through sustainable entrepreneurship. To know more about them, visit www.fhwh.org.

The Casa welcomes all, and they have made the process easy even for first time bidders. If you’re interested in taking part in the #CasaInteriorsAuction, just fill out the official bid form which can be accessed via their website, submit it to the main gallery, or send it over to info@casadememoria.com.

For more information, visit www.CasaDeMemoria.com, or follow @CasaDeMemoria on Instagram and @TheCasaDeMemoria on Facebook.

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Also happening this weekend is the Wilcon Depot zero percent installment deals in all stores nationwide. From September 15 to 17, avail the zero percent installment for three or six months on selected items.

This promo is valid for customers who will pay using their BDO, Citibank, BPI, Metrobank, PNB and RCBC credit cards.

Visit www.wilcon.com.ph for more details and exciting offerings. Follow them on their social media accounts at Facebook and Instagram @wilcondepot.ph.

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