Saturday, April 17, 2010

Swedish antiques and Pippi Longstocking

'Dienst + Dotter' came about in 2005 as a direct result of  
Jill Dienst's lifetime passion of collecting antiques, paintings and
objects from the 17th - 20th centuries. Jill has worked for some of 
the finest and most impressive institutions of art, like the Met and  
Didier Aaron Inc., something that has contributed to shaping 
her take on style, antiques and fine art. She operates out of two
locations in NY and her collections include mainly Scandinavian
antiques, including a large collection of Danish 1920-1930s lighting 
by Danish master Poul Henningsen. All of which is truly amazing.

Such a true statement by Jill in the picture above.

 Ah yes, the wisdom of Pippi Longstocking, or Pippi
Långstrump as we call her in Sweden - a character
created by our beloved (late) Astrid Lindgren for her
daughter to help her gain strength whilst being sick.

Pippi is a great role-model for kids and adults a like.
Having been invented back in the 40s (can you believe it!!?)
, Pippi too is a much loved Swedish antique! I am a huge fan
of both Pippi and Astrid's and hold them very dear!

If you are lucky enough to live in NY, do call Jill for an
appointment - I am certain you will not be disappointed!

More loveliness from HERE.

x Charlotta


Anne said...

Charlotta. I love the quotes from Pipi Longstocking. Nicely done! Perhaps my tendency toward thing-finding will lead me to some Swedish antiques. That would be wonderful! Take care.

Splendid Willow said...

I remember her (and her home) from a magazine (Elle or Veranda?)! Hard to forget! Incredible taste! Ohhh!

Thank you for sharing!

Love, Mon

Charlotta Ward said...

Anna, yes being a 'thing finding' always leads you great places. Swedish antiques or not. :)

Mon - I thought of you when I posted this. I think of her like you. This will be you I am writing about one day!

xx C

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