Nightingale Antiques was created by me, Karyn Shaudis, over 30 years ago. Little did I know a few antiques bought as the background in a window display would change my life.
A trip to Europe and a container later the idea of mixing antiques and art was all I could think of.
From a gourmet store to an antique store was quite a stretch, but I never looked back. The retailer in me wanted more: dimension, color, texture and the artistry only items created with skill and loving devotion could satisfy. Each piece has the ability to stand on its own as a work of art. Brought together the pieces form an art gallery of vintage and one-of-a-kind new treasures: to be adopted and cherished by clients with the same sense of wonder and delight.
Periods of high interest and concentration are Victorian, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, the 1940's and slightly beyond.
All pieces are of high detail and maximum craftsmanship, in good condition and picked to make you either smile or sigh with joy at their discovery.
I have nurtured and encouraged a generation of young talent dedicated to creating a product that pleases and leaves us wanting more.
For twenty years people rich and famous, and dreamers like you and I, have been drawn to my concept of beauty. Join me and share my collection "From Victorian thru Retro & slightly beyond and into tomorrow."
Nightingale items can also be viewed by appointment at our warehouse in Rohnert Park, California. Business contact hours are 9-6 daily. Call (707) 585-0770 Pacific time. Closed legal holidays.
My goal is to provide excellence in sales and delivery of a superior product with the passion of expertise and constant innovation.
The collection has been broken down to make it easier to pick what you are drawn to. The categories are:
Decorative Objects: boxes, metalwork, desktop accessories, bookends, trays, statues, inkwells, letter holders, vanity items, tins, vases, shelves, small furniture and picture frames.
Fine Jewelry: 14 & 18K gold jewelry in white, yellow and rose gold; 1880-1950 platinum, diamonds, colored stones,etc. The emphasis is on rings, pins and necklaces.
Pottery/Porcelain: 1880-1950 fine china, vases and period pottery. Glass and art pottery are specialized and include amphora.
Costume Jewelry: 1920-1950 signed & unsigned pieces.
Artwork: 19th & 20th Century oil paintings, watercolors, & etchings. Signed & not.
Textiles: vintage fabrics, pillows, tableclothes, rare stitchery and vintage clothing.
Lamps & Shades: vintage lighting paired with custom created shades using only vintage materials.
Furniture: antique and vintage chairs, tables, firescreens, and other custom furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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