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A peek inside the Trove Antiques Gallery in Laguna Beach

as photographed by store owner Heather Lee…

A distillation of Wabi sensibility and one of a kind finds…

The looming 17th century Italian primitive “mountain” cupboard

stands starkly against the rough cinder block wall.

Significant pieces are given space to tell their story…

European antiques in Laguna Beach

I first wrote about Heather and Bobby Lee’s incredible hand

picked treasures in Rough Luxe in Laguna Beach here

Chalk painted Catalan testle based table…19th century

Swiss folk art chairs…18th century

French c. 1920 cabinet found in Belgian bakery

A congenial mix of eras…love how well they

all pull up together as if waiting for fresh baked

bread to come out of the oven…

Trouvais Trove Laguna

One of my favorite photos of all times…again, sent

to me by Heather….pure poetry…

from earlier Poetically Juxtaposed post here

(A glimpse into their earlier location…)

European Antiques in Laguna Beach

French painted canvas tilt top wine tasting table…

mid 19th century…


Antique Garden urn


Love this urn…mid 19th century…

you could design a garden around this huge piece…

Or a (very big) entry…

European Antiques

Rare African Wedding bed….

Ethiopia c. 1890

on 1stdibs here



Paint decorated stage coach cook’s canteen

19th century

Canisters for spices, one reading “clover.”

Grind handle for coffee or flower

Stage coach…really!

1stdibs here

European Antiques in Laguna Beach


Great glimpse of the rafters with light streaming in…

Earlier interview of Heather and Bobby Lee on 1stdibs

shop talk here

Thank you Heather for all the wonderful photos!

Wonder if I could fit that cook’s canteen next to the

coffee maker?


Trove Gallery here

1stdibs site here