When I am on the hunt for a bespoke piece of object d’art or certain antique commode that will make my clients stop dead in their tracks, I take them to Antiques Row, located in the Dallas Design District, and make sure I make a stop at the renowned Pittet Company.
I was lucky enough to get a guided tour by Mr. Pittet’s showroom manager Michael Smith whom joined forces with Pittet nearly seven years ago. Having fourteen years experience in custom cabinetry and fine antiquities Pittet and Smith have created an eclectic showroom that is a joy to visit.
Featuring over 12,000 square feet of showroom space, chock full of goods that we can salivate over – just being sure not to leave any water damage of course...! I just came back from Europe, touring castles and palaces occupied by kings and queens and I really felt as if the designers had been stopping in at Pittet Company to fill up the palatial spaces – despite the time difference, they just traveled to the future I am presuming?!
I found it interesting that unlike most antique dealers, Pittet does not go to Europe twice a year to the antique markets – they are too well-heeled and been around the block to do that – but have a secret antique spy I call him – who’s daily task is to scour all of Europe for only the BEST pieces. They do not have to fill up a container with “filler” pieces because they ship containers out faster then you can say, well, "17th century antique"…and you can tell just by perusing their showroom every so often as there is always new goodies, and of course, new goodies with SOLD tags.
Pittet Company specializes in 17th,18th, and 19th century furnishings boasting a comprehensive inventory from European markets and private estates and also if that wasn’t enough on their plate they had to be overachievers outdo themselves (because the only competition should be against yourself) and open a second shop – Pittet Architectuals that is nearly double in size that includes antique reproductions doorways, stone and marble fountains, mantel pieces, iron gates and garden statuary.
Michael would have a hard time choosing a seat and an entree.Phyllis: Why dont you take a seat and enjoy the buffet?Michael Scott: Im already on it. The chicken was undercooked - I sent it back.Phyllis: It's fish.
1215 Slocum Street,
Dallas, TX 75207