For sale at 2226 Quenby, this house is furnished in French antiques for a large open house this weekend.
Last year, antiques dealer Mignon Topping of French Collectibles came to Houston, bringing with her a collection of gorgeous French antiques and modern art. The sale lasted a weekend and was held at an open house on Virginia St. This weekend, Mignon is back with more antiques, showcasing another new house for sale in Southampton by the Rice Village at 2226 Quenby. I went by the house this Thursday after Mignon had spent all day setting up and everything looked just beautiful. The sale is all this weekend long: April 16-18, Friday through Sunday – 11:oo am until 5:00 pm. If you are into French antiques, don’t miss this.
Walking into the house, there is a large entry hall, with the dining room on the right and a library on the left. The family room and kitchen is in the back, located through the archway. Mignon has furnished the entire downstairs with antiques mostly procured in France. Additionally, there are many rugs of all sizes, along with a large assortment of modern art work. I was stunned by the quality of her antiques – the collection of chairs, mirrors, and chests was staggering. Although the antiques are very fine, I found the prices to be surprisingly reasonable. If you like French antiques, I highly suggest you stop by 2226 Quenby this weekend.
This chair was gorgeous. Hard to resist. Look at the hardware on this chest – so beautiful! And the clock is adorable – painted in a light cream with a turquoise accent color.
The dining room in the house is really nice – very large. I loved this dining room table and set of chairs. Mignon puts it all together so well – it actually looks like a furnished house. Amazing how it all fits together inside the house.
Another gorgeous chest. Not all the art work is contemporary – there are many canvases that are antique.
OK. I’ll say it again – another gorgeous chest! Seriously, I can’t remember when I’ve seen such a large collection of chests this beautiful. Notice the smaller mirror in front of the larger one. Mignon has brought a number of smaller mirrors which are great for powder rooms. I loved this trumeau – it’s painted a very light green color.
Hiding in the corner of the library is this perfect French antique barometer.
Another chest, paired with contemporary art work.
The library is closed off from the foyer by a pair of French doors.
The foyer – looking towards the front door and dining room. The rugs are fabulous – there are so many of all sizes.
The arched walkway between the foyer and family room – two painted French chairs sit next to a wonderful painted table. I loved this table – small painted ones like this are so hard to find.
The family room is filled with more chairs, benches, tables, chests, mirrors, and this fabulous French sofa.
More family room: two wonderful sets of candlesticks, a set of bergeres, and a fabulous gilt tray table!
Close up of the chest, seen above.
And a close up of the painted French chaise longue. I really like the standing lamp.
Hello!!! Yet, another fabulous chest. I TOLD you!!!! Here, Mignon has layered mirrors again, the smaller one is just perfect.
The kitchen has great cabinetry and appliances.
The house is really pretty, very well finished throughout. It was built on spec by Stephen Blalock of Blalock Builders. A real plus for this house is its location in Southampton where many of the garages are located in alleyways so that there are no driveways or front loading garages. This small detail makes such a huge difference in the way a neighborhood looks. Why aren’t all garages located off back alleyways? When did we stop building houses like that? Why?
This painted chair with its original embroidered fabric is stunning.
How adorable is this wooden dog bed?!! I was lusting for this for Miss Sammie Jo.
The house, seen here on HAR without the furniture, is listed for sale by Linda Walsh Johnson with Greenwood King Realtors, HERE. The house is 2 1/2 stories with 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. The square footage is 4,961.
Finally, a special thanks to Mignon Topping for allowing me to photograph the house Thursday. Good luck this weekend!
The antique sale runs this Friday through Sunday, April 16-18, 11 am until 5 pm at 2226 Quenby.
To contact Mignon of French Collectibles directly, please call 404-271-6362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the house itself, see HAR HERE.