| Sheila Howell
Our inventory at EuropeanFinds.com is carefully curated on our antique buying trips to Europe, plus some unique pieces we are able to source from our exclusive contacts abroad and in the United States. Our semi-annual antique buying trips mean we can find and offer unique, unusual and truly special antique and vintage treasures to our customers.
Meeting artisans as we travel throughout Europe is one of the benefits of our trips. We enjoy learning about their passion - many times the process of creating a piece is more complicated and time-consuming than one would expect. We are delighted to introduce Artisan Finds, In this collection, we have a curated an assortment of artisans' products that have authentic European flair.
Meet The Artists
We are delighted to introduce two of our European artisans, Anna Maria Preuss and Leentje van Hengel.
Anna Maria Preuss is an Amsterdam ceramic artist whose work is currently on exhibit at the Il Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano. Anna began making ceramics in 1999 and learned ceramic making in East Germany, brings a selection of her work every Saturday to the local farmers market, Noordermarkt in Amsterdam. We are excited to exclusively offer her pieces for sale at European Finds.
A Gugelhupf is a traditional German bundt cake. Our handmade cake platter and mold are works of Dutch ceramicist Anna Maria Preuss. The 12.5” cake plate is hand decorated with a floral design and has Anna’s mark on the bottom. The coordinating bundt form is hand painted blue on the outside and features the coordinating floral design along the rim. It also has Anna's mark on the bottom. The bundt form is 4” tall and 8.5” in diameter. BUY NOW
Leentje van Hengel has been a textile artist and designer for 25 years. She is an expert in natural dyes which take time and patience to create the unique colors that natural dyes create. She produces beautiful and durable colored textiles in her studio in Amsterdam. She studied Printed Textile Design at UCA, University for the Creative Arts, in the UK, and has worked as a freelance textile designer for several renowned firms, like Libertys of London, Boussac, Canovas, De Ploeg, Capsicum and Texunion.
Pair of rich hand-dyed pillows with sphinx design in black on a ginger background. The inserts are filled with high-quality kapok – natural filling that maintains its shape.
Dimension: 19” Square approximately 6” D BUY NOW
European Finds has unique artisan finds and beautiful antique and vintage furniture and accessories from France, Italy, England, Belgium and Holland. Our selection includes gorgeous European antiques and vintage pieces from every corner of the Continent. Some are extremely rare, others less so, but all are historic, authentic survivors from a bygone era, and will make lovely additions to your home or office.
Note: Our inventory is always changing, so be sure to check back frequently for our latest additions!