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A family business that has been passed through several generations since the 1950s, Jadis Antiquités is an antiquarian in the classical sense. The shop offers a wide collection of sophisticated items, nearly all of which pre date the 20th century. It’s a great place, and one of the few in the area, to find grandfather clocks, gilded mirrors, Russian silverware, Swiss farmhouse tables, and 17th Century bureaus, for example. Of particular note are the art pieces, which include beautiful textiles and engravings, and Japanese and Chinese porcelain and ceramics. Jadis provides valuation services, arranges public auctions, and makes official estate inventories. An in-house restoration workshop ensures all the antiques are in the best possible condition.
This gallery calls itself a “cultural concept store” that mixes modern design with contemporary art, and carries an impressive collection of 20th Century furniture, lighting, and vintage design. The gallery is a taste-maker in international design, and often a stopover for collectors. Midcentury designs from Europe and the United States seem to dominate the collections, and the gallery is the perfect place to find an Eames or Barcelona chair, Danish tables, or industrial desk lamps. There are also exclusive pieces from top designers, and licensed recreations of 20th Century design icons.
Charles-Emile Moinat is an antique dealer and interior design store that has been a family business for several generations. The store, which is inside a pretty building near the waterfront of Lac Lèman, has an impressive collection of antiques including beds, clocks, outdoor furniture, lighting, paintings, mirrors, and many one-of–a-kind items. There a sort of regal elegance to the shop and the aesthetics of the furniture. Visitors are more likely to find a sophisticated 19th Century former family heirloom than a mid-century gem. The store draws antique hunters and designers form Lausanne and abroad, and also offers interior design, carpet and curtain installation, and picture hanging services.