With her just-introduced line of home furnishings called Maison, New Orleans-to-Houston commuter Tara Shaw has apparently found relief from that bane of all highly successful antiques dealers: the little problem of supply.
Tara Shaw Antiques fanatic Joni Webb ended up seeing a cardiologist after a heart-racing episode at Shaw’s first Houston to-the-trade sale a few years ago — after she thought she might lose out on a set of antique chairs. So she’s uniquely qualified to explain:
Recently thereâ€™s been some rumblings that Tara was off on a new adventure, manufacturing her own line of furniture, inspired by original pieces she owns in her private collection. . . . The debut was worth the wait. The new MAISON pieces are gorgeous, their authenticity is unrivaled by anything available on the market today. Besides wonderful tables, chairs, and bookcases, there is a great array of smalls â€“ candlesticks and mirrors, crowns and jardineres. One could certainly furnish a house with the MAISON line, thatâ€™s how extensive it is. The craftsmanship is superb, each piece was created under Shawâ€™s knowledgeable and watchful eyes.
A bit more hyperventilating after the jump:
The finishes are perfectly aged â€“ itâ€™s almost impossible to tell the difference between the inspiration piece and itâ€™s newer counterpart. The Italian wood chandeliers are gorgeous and come in two sizes. The mirrors, too, come both huge and tiny. The best part of MAISON is the pricing, again. The line is realistically priced, just as her antiques are.
Of course, those prices are “to the trade” only. Tara Shaw Antiques is at 1845-A West Alabama, near Shepherd.
Photos: Tara Shaw Maison