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Presentation - Dirk Maeyaert Antiquaire

Presentation

“The best and most beautiful profession is to live off your passion.”
François Salvat de Montfort 1653-1722.

Dear passionate collectors, customers and friends,

I would like to welcome you warmly to my website where you can discover a selection of antiques and objets d’art that I have sold in the past as well as recent acquisitions of equally high standard.

Since my early years, I have been passionate about history, the collection of antiques and the grandeur of the Napoleonic era. I started my professional activities in 1984 and throughout these 34 years my credo has always been : Prime quality, craftsmanship and service towards my clients ! The profession of antique dealer is never an improvisation, it is cultivated around a passion for history and a profound knowledge of the history of art. It has always been my dream to present my collections in a house rather than in a gallery. So I am able and proud to receive you in the beautiful townhouse, that my partner and I purchased and restored in 2003. It is situated in the picturesque and world-renowned City of Bruges.

You will find out that I try my utmost to offer works of art of the highest quality ; furniture, gilded bronzes, clocks, sculptures, paintings and historical curiosities. These have all been created by some of the best cabinetmakers, bronze smiths and artists of their time, mainly during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and are of French or European origin. Whether you are a prospective client or a regular customer, please find herewith a description of the services that I can offer you.

Buying and selling

As I am constantly looking to acquire new items, I am always interested to buy quality works of art from private individuals or confrères. Whether you have a collection of antiques or just an individual item that you would like to sell, feel free to contact me. And I can most certainly assist whenever you want to add to an existing collection or create a new one. Let me mention also that I have remained very interested, throughout my entire career, in the purchase and sale of high quality orders of chivalry & decorationsmilitaria and military headdress as well as antique weapons.

 

Classic interior design & decoration

From the idea to the realization of your dreams I am at your service for all that concerns the interior design. From the simple change of curtains to the complete classical refurbishment & renovation of your home, I accompany you and take care of everything.

Restoration advice

Throughout the years, I have very often needed the expertise of various craftsmen. Each with their specific knowledge of the restoration and the cleaning of high quality works of art, whether it be a side cabinet, bronze, canvas or chandelier. So, if you too need help and assistance, I can arrange and oversee that your important piece is correctly and professionally restored.

Whatever your interests or needs, please do not hesitate to contact me by email, phone, website or in person. It will be my great pleasure to share my knowledge and passion with you.


“Vocation is to practice a profession which is your passion.”

Stendhal 1783-1842.

DIRK D. MAEYAERT
Antiquaire

 

 

Dirk D. Maeyaert – Koningin Elisabethlaan 20 – 8000 Brugge
Belgium – België – Belgique
+32 477 32 02 81 – dirk.maeyaert@empire-antiques.be

On appointment only

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