5 Luxury Gifts for Her this Christmas

Posted on 11 December 2017

French Art Deco Cocktail Table

Christmas 2017


Following on from our latest blog - 5 Luxury Gifts for Him this Christmas, we felt it would be remiss not to include some ideas for the special lady in your life.


It’s so easy to go for a predictable option, such as an online voucher, perhaps luxury cosmetics, designer jewellery or handmade pink champagne truffles. But, what about thinking outside of the high street this year?


For the woman with an appreciation of interior design, who is passionate about her surroundings, a gift for the home is something that can be loved and appreciated by everyone with timeless appeal.  


Many of our customers at HMC have an appreciation of the fusion of old and new in their homes. A striking antique centrepiece within an contemporary interior can capture the imagination of both resident and guest, serving as a great talking point.


Buying an antique can also mean that the piece you buy has long-lasting appeal. It also means that you can be sure of having something utterly unique.


We’ve hand-selected some of our favourite pieces which will be guaranteed to delight you other half, partner, sister or wonderful friend in your life.  


1. French Art Deco Cocktail Table (SOLD)

French Art Deco Cocktail Table

This fabulous French Art Deco party piece is one of our favourite from the HMC collection for the perfect luxury gift this Christmas. For the sociable lady who loves to entertain guests, this illuminated 1930s cocktail table will be sure to enliven any celebration, be it Christmas, Birthdays or simply the joie de vivre. The chrome bottle holders provide the perfect resting place for Champagne and the silver-plated tray and 8 goblets hallmarked Christofle make this a glamorous decorative piece. To beat the last minute rush, visit the collection to reserve this item.

c. 1935


2. Pair of 19th Century Gilt Candelabra (SOLD)

Pair of 18th Century Gilt Candelabra

What is more festive at Christmas or more relaxing throughout the year than candlelight? This opulent pair of late 19th Century Gilt Candelabra would be perfectly positioned in a hallway, on a mantlepiece or side table or resting on a dining table to set the scene for a special occasion and add the weight of luxury in any interior.

c. 1890


3. 19th Century Wedgwood Sauce Tureen (SOLD)

19th Century Wedgwood Sauce Tureen

With period costume dramas, such as ‘Victoria’ and ‘The Crown’ proving so popular throughout the world, classic English porcelain and china remain as popular as ever. This elegant 19th Century Wedgwood tureen is classic blue and white transferware, decorated with a floral pattern, stylised border, and an exquisite finial of leaves. This beautiful antique tureen dates from the mid-Victorian period and bears the clear Wedgwood backstamp for 1872. A charming piece for the dining table or to join a decorative collection.


4. Edwardian Crocodile Leather Dressing Case (SOLD)

 Edwardian Crocodile Leather Dressing Case

It’s so unusual to find such a lavish, Edwardian dressing case in such excellent condition. Lined with purple silk moire fabric, this delightful purple crocodile leather dressing case contains a variety of original fittings and items that would have been regarded as necessities for an Edwardian lady when traveling. These include:

  • Silver backed mirror brushes, bottles, and jars
  • A jewellery box
  • Needle case
  • Card case
  • Manicure set
  • Letter opener
  • Glove stretchers
  • Spirit heater (for curling tongs) housed in a silver box

Many of these items are covered in purple leather and lined in the same luxurious purple silk as the interior.

Hallmarked London 1905, the case and leather contents are stamped with the name Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Newcastle, a highly prestigious retailer in the North East.

This glamorous antique crocodile dressing case epitomises the luxury enjoyed by the Edwardian nobility. A perfect gift for a classy lady to cherish.

c. 1905


5. 19th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Sewing Chest

19th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Sewing Chest

Everyone at HMC is in love with this beauty. This exquisite 19th Century japanned sewing chest features a delicate chinoiserie design illustrating Chinese dignitaries in a garden attended by their servants. Framed with a dramatic border of dragons and birds, the gilt decoration, original brass swan neck handles and paw feet all add to its allure. Inside the chest lay a selection of sewing artifacts, possibly in bone, including antique buttons, still attached to their card. This beautiful antique chinoiserie box could be used as the most luxurious of jewellery boxes or as a fabulous decorative piece in any room.

c. 1870


We hope you find something magnificent to impress the special lady in your life this Christmas.


Looking for the Gent in your life? Read 5 Luxury Gifts for Him this Christmas for inspiration! 


*Please note if any of these pieces capture your imagination to avoid disappointment do get in touch to make a reservation. We are receiving a high volume of enquiries! 

*Our last dispatch date for items to be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas is Monday 18th December.

*For overseas deliveries and larger pieces of furniture an earlier dispatch date may be required.

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