In case you’ve missed it, we are leaving the best for last: the old jewellery stores in Porto who keep their gilded interiors in pristine condition. One of the best examples is Machado (which started where the Serrana is now) in their 31 de Janeiro store: a curious fusion of Art Nouveau and Beaux Arts both in furniture and interiors. Note the beautiful beam detail on the second photo from above; and the exquisite and elegant dark wood cabinets in contrast to the ivory painted and gilded monumental example in the back, with its original glass and brass shelving in place (it also came from the original location where the confeitaria Serrana is now).

Machado Joalheiros, Rua 31 de Janeiro, Porto

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