are purveyors of fine frivolity and foreign paraphernalia for fastidious folks, Wholesale To The Trade since the 1940's. A multi-generation business, our international wholesale mail order trade catalog offers an unparalleled selection of museum quality antique objects d'art from our vast international collection of over 15,000 available pieces.
t is our hope that by selling carefully selected unique items and genuine original works of art, we are helping to bring about a broader and higher understanding of reality. We believe art, at its best, is a guide to enlightenment; it is a system of symbolic images for transforming ordinary, every day consciousness into a higher understanding. By contemplating the diverse beauty of art, it is possible to access, and to activate, an inner process that produces a permanent new dimension of conscious awareness.
n a fraction of a second, within the blink of an eye, art can trigger emotion, inform, inspire, and heal, and transport us where no one has gone before. Art transforms because art isn't separate from the reality it brings to our attention, and its' effects are accumulative. Contemplating art improves our ability to pay attention; we notice more. The more we are able to notice, the more we are transformed by what we notice.
ervices include appraisals, restoration, installations, and overseas referrals to fine arts professionals as international resources available for contract hire to the trade in several European countries. We are a Massachusetts corporation located in the Penobscot Bay of Maine on historic Islesboro Island, a 12 mile long miniature paradise justly famous for its residents and their monumental mansions. We bring you the finest craftsmanship of Old World Europe from just off the Midcoast of Maine.
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"As long as space remains, as long as sentient beings remain, until then
may I too remain and dispel the miseries of the world." - Shantideva