More details from the scene pictured above include a marble angel, hand-carved wooden pedestals and a collection of coral and shells.
Pillars, books and a bust at Anges et Demons. You can see more examples of Sophie Pretelat's styling skills in Michele Lalande's book Secrets d'interieurs in France or The New French Decor out December 1 in the UK, US and Canada.
Two mandolins share a table display with a blowfish skeleton and a metal crown.
Mercury-glass candlesticks and vases are best sellers at Paris brocantes.
A closer look at two rare mercury-glass serving platters.
A hand-etched double-glass round box sits atop old French documents.
A plaster head at Anges et Demons.
An Empire gilt and enamel clock and candlesticks on a marble-topped fireplace mantel.
A 19th-century giltwood painted icon sans hands, from a French eglise or church.
An early 20th-century lantern from Morocco or Tunisia and a mother-of-pearl and olive wood mirror from Syria. Two antique Moroccan lanterns came home with me.
A late 19th-century doll carriage, with an early 20th-century porcelain doll. Check back this week for more posts about the brocante, including photos of unusual finds that proved irresistable to this collector.