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artfour´s customers in Europe 2014

Monday, 27 July 2015

artfour´s customers in Europe 2014

meeting customer requests is essential for all retailers and artfour is no exception. we are happy to offer an extraordinary portfolio of antiques and we strive for enthusiastic clients every day. the chart below shall provide an insight into the location of our customers from Europe in 2014. the diversity of our different customers applies to the uniqueness of our antiques and this fills us with pride.

 

artfour´s customers in the Untited States 2014

Thursday, 27 August 2015

artfour´s customers in the Untited States 2014

artfour is located in the south of Germany. one might get the impression that this is simply too far away from the United States? at this point we could talk for hours about our understanding of customer relationship but that is just boring. instead of that we show a map with the locations of all our US customers in 2014. take a look; perhaps one or the other of your neighbours has already bought antiques at artfour?

bears from Brienz treasures of black forest wood carvings

Friday, 29 May 2015

bears from Brienz treasures of black forest wood carvings

How would you respond to being face-to-face with a bear? Would you be scared or thrilled? A bear, made of wood, a unique sculpture designed by Brienz wood carvers who have developed their own naturalistc look on these fascinating animals. artfour is very proud to present this extraordinary quality art within its supplies. We start a blog series with different types of wooden bears. Our first story gives an overview and the separate categories will follow. Have fun!

secrets of packaging antique parts - part four

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

secrets of packaging antique parts - part four

The packaging picture series of the two ibexes in our last blog article about the secrets of packaging antique parts has shown artfour´s detailed workout with styrofoam pieces and tape. One might say that this is also fine art.

decorative arts - unique and functional

Saturday, 25 April 2015

decorative arts - unique and functional

Collecting art is nice but imagine you can "use" your dearly beloved piece of art in modern life? Have a look at these kind of towel holders and visualise such a beautiful decorative art work as an eyecatcher in bathroom. Artfour has assembled some interesting pieces for a new look.

flea market impressions - part one

Friday, 17 April 2015

flea market impressions - part one

Antique parts and flea markets belong together. The enthusiasm of collectors and dealers has a great tradition. The early morning building of the market stall with the presentation of goods and the early birds of collectors and bargain hunters who are always short-tempered. Join artfour today on a typical fleamarket day.

secrets of packaging antique parts - part three

Friday, 27 March 2015

secrets of packaging antique parts - part three

Welcome to part three of our series of the secrets of packaging antique parts. artfour is proud to present an unique two ibex scultpture from 1900 and its challenging measurements for a safe packaging. Have fun............

congratulation Grand Budapest Hotel

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

 congratulation Grand Budapest Hotel

The winners of the Oscar Awards 2015 have been chosen and artfour congratulates Grand Budapest Hotel for winning this coveted trophy in four categories. We are so proud that Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock were awarded for production design and you can imagine why...........

secrets of packaging antique parts - part two

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

secrets of packaging antique parts - part two

...... yes, we promised to continue our packaging series and today we will focus on small parts. Thank you for your enormous interest. In case you have made similar experience with packaging fragile parts, please contact us and we are looking forward to a wonderful sharing of stories...........

antler chandeliers - rustic fixtures of the black forest

Friday, 24 January 2014

antler chandeliers - rustic fixtures of the black forest

A chandelier is a decorative ceiling-mounted light fixture. By definition chandeliers are often ornate and normally used as lamps. But chandeliers are far more than just light. They are a great accessory for your room and make them unique. We invite you to discover more about a very special chandelier and look forward to your comments........

from a rural barn to an antique warehouse - part two

Monday, 12 January 2015

everything has to go out

Reconstruction, as you perhaps know, takes far more time than thought and planned. the following highlights from our treasure summarise the situation in 2012. Get an idea of the deep changes that have been done and let us know what you think. We continue our story so just wait for our next blogging.....

secrets of packaging antique parts - part one

Monday, 02 February 2015

secrets of packaging antique parts - part one

you intend to buy a filigree antique antler part in a foreign country. of course you want to be sure that this beautiful object is packed professionally for an undamaged transport. artfour has spent a long time thinking and testing unique packaging versions and can say from itself - and not without a little bit of pride - to have perfected it.

we look forward to your comments and are open to share further details.

school wall charts - memoirs of old school times

Friday, 24 January 2014

school wall charts - memoirs of old school times

Have you one been one of the lucky students at school who was allowed to roll out the wall chart, the teacher had pinned on the wall? What a feeling!. This old piece of paper with its characterisitc smell was used as illustrative model for decades when teachers used hardy any electronic equipment at school.

 

Take a rest and enjoy our picture scenery of antique and vintage wall charts and let your mind remember your time at school.....

from a rural barn to an antique warehouse - part one

Monday, 12 January 2015

outside view 2011

Join the change of a rural barn in the south of germany to a jewel of antique warehouse. Come along with us on a story telling picture gallery of artfour´s history of the last four yerars. We are looking forward to your comments and are willing to share more details.........

about lustermaennchen

Friday, 23 January 2015

about lustermaennchen

history of lustermaennchen

Less known and in rare cases created lusters were designed as male models, so called lustermaennchen. They were decorated in mundane rooms e.g. town halls or snuggeries of castles.

Oscars 2015: The Grand Budapest Hotel is nominated nine times

Friday, 16 January 2015

Oscars 2015: The Grand Budapest Hotel is nominated nine times

Are you also fascinated by the Oscar award ceremony? You might ask what has artfour to do with the Oscar award ceremony? Well, artfour was the furnishing equipment supplier of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel and this movie is now nominated for nine categories. You have rightly become curious.....

famous antique markets in germany - Keferloh

Friday, 16 January 2015

famous antique markets in germany - Keferloh

Visit one of the most famous antique markets in south Germany

If you visit munich and love antiques the monthly antique marked in Keferloh near Munich is a must see. A few miles from the center of Munich you can find antiques and collectables, antique furniture, architectural salvage, reclamation or just stylish items for your home.

"artifact and natural wonder" - the exhibition

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

"artifact and natural wonder" (Artefakt und Naturwunder)

A wooden female bust with a lofty but pleasant glance - fastened with iron chains hanging from the ceiling - her body fixed to a deer antler and shaped as a chandelier with wrought-iron candle holders.

This unique work was originated approximately 1540 in the North of Switzerland and enjoyed great popularity at the exhibition of the Peter and Irene Ludwig foundation in 2011 in Oberhausen.

Edelweiss furniture with great inlays from Brienz

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Edelweiss furniture with great inlays from Brienz

Do you love to enhance your decoration style by sublime furniture? Brienz artists have managed it to forge a link between decorative perfection and ingenious assembly. The Edelweiss furniture style from Brienz is definitely somethings special and today artfour gets you enthusiastic about it.

about Brienz wood carving

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

about Brienz wood carving

Have you ever seen the fabulous wood carvings from the Bernese Oberland? Strange to say Brienzer wood carvings are commonly known and sold at the brand name of Black Forest wood carvings although the success story of these unique wooden sculptures is deeply rooted in the Bernese Oberland. Today artfour invites you to a short journey to the history of this sophisticated naturalistic art design must-haves.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Have you been enchanted by the movie the Grand Budapest Hotel? An amazing, enjoyable and whimsical movie - a bon vivant, especially for people being fascinated by exceeding decoration. Artfour has been addressed the chance to equip the movie with antler furniture highlights.

artfour antler furniture published in Weltkunst article

Thursday, 23 January 2014

artfour antler furniture published in Weltkunst article

Do you read the art magazine Weltkunst? Weltkunst is the most traditional and important magazine for the art market in Germany. Weltkunst Edition No.79 published in autum 2013 presents an article about the way of living in Munich seen with the eyes of the famous German producer Helmut Dietl in his works between 1970 and 1990. Artfour had the chance to present its extraordinary antler furniture style.

about lusterweibchen

Monday, 29 July 2013

about lusterweibchen

History of lusterweibchen

The first chandeliers attributable to lusterweibchen are detectabe since the end of the 14th Century. The oldest known lusterweibchen emerged in the last quarter of the 14th Century - a head bust of a woman made ​​by an unknown master.
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