Attention artists and collectors! Last week on Opening Day at the Antiquites Brocante at Bastille, I was thrilled to purchase a lot of nearly 300 original historical documents. Dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the documents - deeds of sale, various business transactions or marriage certificates - are beautifully handwritten in script, typically on both sides of the heavy, thick paper. All documents contain French government stamps and/or official red wax seals.
I had to take a deep breath before taking the plunge, as the documents were quite expensive. But I figured I'd never again see such an extraordinary collection in one place. Alas, I couldn't possibly afford a separate lot of official documents from the French presence in Indochine.
As I have been lucky to find so many delightful things at Paris brocantes and flea markets, I am running out of space. I've decided to part with a few treasures, starting with some of these historical documents. If you are interested in purchasing documents to photocopy for art projects or to frame the originals for added elegance in your decor, please email me.
Every week I will add new items to the "Tara's treasures" box, located in the sidebar (the left-hand column). Most items offered for sale can be easily packed and mailed, to avoid expensive shipping costs.