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 nine antique French hard cover books in faded beige/cream tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect, there are books by Alexandre Dumas, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and La Fontaine to add an extra 'French chic' to your collection!
These books are in genuine vintage condition, as you can see from the photos. Some of the pages and covers are slightly loose. Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
The nine books are all distressed from years of genuine use, the covers are very faded, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Extraits - Jean Jacques Rousseau (1936 edition.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic and educational thought.
Le Collier de la Reine - Alexandre Dumas - Tomes I, II and III (Published by Nelson they date from the early 1900's, although the exact date of publication does not appear inside any of the covers.) Alexandre Dumas (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.
The Queen's Necklace was published in 1849 and 1850 (immediately following the French Revolution of 1848). It is loosely based on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an episode involving fraud and royal scandal that made headlines at the court of Louis XVI in the 1780s.
These books are a sequel to the "Mémoires d'un Médecin (see below)," and the second of the "Marie-Antoinette Series."
Joseph Balsamo, Memoires d'un Médecin - Alexandre Dumas - Tomes I, II, III, IV (Published by Nelson they date from the early 1900's, although the exact date of publication does not appear inside any of the covers.)
This book is the first in the "Marie-Antoinette Series." and a prequel to 'Le Collier de la Reine' (see above.) Joseph Balsamo is one of the strangest characters in literature, also known as Cagliostro (later a key figure in the Affair of the Necklace). An alchemist, conspirator, and Freemason, Balsamo figures prominently in the eventual downfall of the French monarchy.
Fables - La Fontaine (1929 edition.) Jean de La Fontaine (8 September 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
If you choose to stand them up (like a normal library shelf) then you need 16cms/6¼" high x 21cms/8¼" long and 11cms/4¼" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 4.6lbs altogether.