Gabriela Pecićová - Praguekabinet
„I saw this black table in an antique shop in Paris and I immediately felt in love with it“, Gabriela Pecičová explains the origin of an antique, which she has in its showroom, but she would say goodbay to it really unwillingly when sold. "The table is from the time of Louis XV., when it was not just a craft of furniture-making, but it became art. Rococo furniture makers embellished their living space with their works. S-shaped curves of their works can work well even in the current, rather austere and angular interiors. When minimalist apartment looks a bit sterile, antique furniture piece bring liveliness either with its curves or that it is made by hand. Patina gives a character to a flat. "Gabriela represents the brands of designer 20th century furniture in our country, such as Fornasetti and Artek, while she imports antiques from France, where she can find a desired piece to order. She delivers things that complete the atmosphere of an interior.
The colourfulness of the rococo table also caught her eye: „In the beginning of the 18th century, there already was awareness of the Orient, pieces made of naturally black ebony wood were brought to Europe, so the black lacquer adds an exotic touch to the table. Additionally, neutral black has the advantage that it can be easily combined with other equipment and floors in the interior. There is also a bronze fitting, which decorates the table unexpectedly sparingly. The top plate could originally serve as a serving tray, so it has a raised edge, nowadays, you can put a vase with flowers on it. A small drawer is suitable for storing napkins, corkscrew for wine or cigar lighters. “