Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
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This is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded creamy beige tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect. There are works here by some of France's most famous writers and philosophers, such as Voltaire, Daudet, Flaubert and Boileau to give your bookshelves added French chic!
They look lovely tied up with twine and displayed on a coffee table, sideboard, mantelpiece, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They make excellent film and photo props and would be ideal for a boho, or shabby chic, themed wedding as a table centerpiece decoration.
The five books are all distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Trois Contes - Gustave Flaubert (1937 edition.) Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857. This book 'Three Tales' (Trois Contes) was originally published in French in 1877. It consists of the short stories "A Simple Heart", "Saint Julian the Hospitalier," and "Hérodias".
Lettres Philosophiques - Voltaire (1951 edition.) This book is a series of essays written by Voltaire based on his experiences living in England between 1726 and 1729. It was published first in English in 1733 and then in French the following year, where it was seen as an attack on the French system of government and was rapidly suppressed. This book has lots of handwritten study notes tucked inside, which I've left as they are part of the books history.
La Vie Glorieuse de Victor Hugo - Raymond Escholier (1928 edition.) Raymond Escholier (25 December 1882 – 19 September 1971) was a French journalist, novelist and art critic. He was curator of the Maison de Victor Hugo and of the Petit Palais. This is his famous 1928 essay on the life of Victor Hugo.
Oeuvres Complètes de Boileau - Satires (1952 edition.) Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1 November 1636 – 13 March 1711), often known simply as Boileau, was a French poet and critic. This is a volume of his complete works.
Lettres de Mon Moulin - A. Daudet (hard cover 1946 edition.) Letters from My Windmill is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. It is considered to be Daudet's most important work. It is cherished by many French, particularly in the South, for the picture it paints of the local culture.
To display them altogether you will need a minimum space of 10.5cms/ 4¼" high x 22cms/ 8½" long x 16cms/ 6¼" deep.
They weigh 1.6kgs/ 3.5lbs.
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