Friday, October 16, 2009

Old Masters at A New (Low) Price

I just can't let the weekend go by without letting you know that Dutch Touch, the company that offers exquisite hand-painted reproductions of Old Master paintings, is having a two day sale over on One Kings Lane. They sell their works through Ames Ingham here in LA and I can tell you, having been to the shop, that the paintings are absolutely breathtaking; in fact, I bought this little piece last year.

("Still Life with Red Box")

This is not one of those companies that paint by numbers and sell en masse in airport hotels. Everything from the careful attention to texture, detail and lighting to the lush color palettes makes makes these works of art almost undetectable from the real thing. (I know, I know, it's heresy to even think that, but it's kind of true.)

One Kings Lane is pretty fabulous, too. They offer two day sales events with top-notch homewares companies like George Smith, Chelsea Textiles and John Derian and the discounts are always huge. You have to go through the rigamarole of becoming a member, but it's free and really only takes a minute.

Here are a few screen grabs from Dutch Touch's website so you can get a sense of their insane style and sophistication. And it's David Netto-approved, which is always a good thing.


Laura said...

How timely! I was just over at One Kings Lane and liked the look of the paintings but was a little skeptical of the quality...but you've convinced me to take the plunge!

Angie Muresan said...

I cannot stand those paint by number places in malls and airports either. I will head over and check them out.

Unknown said...

Great inspiration, as always!
Have a sunny weekend!
:) V.

Diane James Home said...

We are so glad that you wrote about Barbara and Shawn who not only create beautiful things but are beautiful people too! Their booth is down the hall from ours at the New York Gift Show and they always have a smile to offer along with their gorgeous paintings.


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