About Us

TRIANON ANTIQUES is a direct importer of high quality European furniture, lighting and decorative accessories from the 18th, 19th and early to mid-20th centuries. Our showroom is named after the smaller palaces on the grounds of the Château of Versailles — the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, where generations of French royalty sought an oasis-like retreat from the pomp and protocol of courtly life. For us, the name “Trianon” evokes a relaxed elegance that is both personal and inviting — the atmosphere we seek to inspire in our collection of European antiques.

We are Diana and Scott Cooper, and we have been travelling to France and hand-selecting our pieces for over fifteen years. We pride ourselves in sourcing and acquiring only those pieces which we find unique, exceptionally beautiful, and finely-crafted. Having previously operated a larger showroom at the Boston Design Center for ten years, we decided to move to Charleston, South Carolina, to open a boutique-style shop reminiscent of the “antiquaires” in Paris’ Carré Rive Gauche. Trianon’s King Street shop contains a highly-curated selection of European pieces, mostly French, from different historical periods, and in a broad range of styles — from the graceful evolving forms of Régence to the sleek lines of Art Deco. We are as enamored of the refined “Parisian” pieces as we are of beautifully-carved “provincial” or country pieces. In addition, we have a fine collection of 18th and 19th century French and Italian giltwood mirrors, painted trumeaux, decorative fireplace accessories, fine porcelains, original paintings, engravings, sculpture, and architectural pieces.

In particular, we are specialists in French antique and mid-20th century lighting, and our collection includes many exceptionally decorative and much sought-after chandeliers, sconces, and lamps by renowned makers, Maison Baguès, Maison Jansen, and Maison Charles. All of our lighting pieces are cleaned, restored, and re-electrified in-house by our own staff.

Trianon Antiques enjoys trusted, long-lasting relationships with our clients — we strive to be the go-to source for designers, architects, collectors, and homeowners alike. We welcome you to visit with us and be inspired by the unlimited possibilities of designing with antiques.