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Thus growing up in a split level ranch in a suburb would make you desire everything Ikea for the rest of your life.

Wow..
post #47 of 59
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Anyone care to speculate what style is this and who is possibly the designer?

Looks very constructivist to me (almost F. Leger like). I am not a fan of ornate pieces ,but this one strikes a chord.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=020

Looks like a piece of shit.

Also, Atomic Ranch might be something you'd take a look at to challenge your preconceptions about ranch houses.
post #48 of 59
I don't own any works or furniture that would qualify as antique.
I love them when in good condition, but cost is usually prohibitive.
I don't have a problem with eclecticism or historical revivals in a stylistic sense- that an artist or designer is inspired by the past seems to be unavoidable.

Lately I've been drawn to some early American furniture that has
some traces of Empire. I like them aesthetically and I also think it would be interesting to see a contemporary version.
post #49 of 59
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I don't own any works or furniture that would qualify as antique.
I love them when in good condition, but cost is usually prohibitive.
I don't have a problem with eclecticism or historical revivals in a stylistic sense- that an artist or designer is inspired by the past seems to be unavoidable.

Lately I've been drawn to some early American furniture that has
some traces of Empire. I like them aesthetically and I also think it would be interesting to see a contemporary version.


Amish furniture.
post #50 of 59
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Amish furniture.

saw an exhibition of Amish works at the High Museum in Atlanta.
I left appreciating it more.
post #51 of 59
I have some furniture from the 17th century. I love great antiques, and mix them with more modern things (especially lamps).
post #52 of 59
I appreciate functional antiques as in chairs, tables, desks, etc and typically those from mid-century with clean lines.
post #53 of 59
Louis XIV, Régence, and Louis XV my favourites.

Louis XIV
I love the formality of Louis XIV furniture ...it is so regal and grand.






Régence


Louis XV





I also like a lot of fine English furniture, these GEORGE III chairs are absolutely exquisite.
post #54 of 59
I collect alot of antique furniture. I am not expert so sometimes I cannot tell the difference between Louis XVI and Rococo. I have a antique bombe chest in every room in my apt. Really like those. I also went thru a period of collecting asian antique furniture(although I think some may be knockoffs). I have a bit of everything and it blends well together. Hell my dining room furniture is 1940 art deco. It's has a nice veneer finish that makes it work.

I also really like that if I decide to sell something I can get my money back. Never lost money on antique furniture. But I will also make sure I am getting the best bargain possible.
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Hypersonic; any information about this? I'm researching one with quite similar inlaidwork:
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I collect alot of antique furniture. I am not expert so sometimes I cannot tell the difference between Louis XVI and Rococo. I have a antique bombe chest in every room in my apt. Really like those. I also went thru a period of collecting asian antique furniture(although I think some may be knockoffs). I have a bit of everything and it blends well together. Hell my dining room furniture is 1940 art deco. It's has a nice veneer finish that makes it work. I also really like that if I decide to sell something I can get my money back. Never lost money on antique furniture. But I will also make sure I am getting the best bargain possible.
- particularly the art deco dining room. Where do you buy your stuff? Auctions, dealers?
post #56 of 59
Hello LS, I don't have much info ...but I can tell you that it was sold at Christie's, New York, in 2005 for $192,000. It was described as "a Louis XV citronnier, tulipwood, amaranth, sycamore and marquetry bureau de dame, mid-Eighteenth Century".

I hope this is helpful in some way.

...You might be able to purchase a catalogue from Christie's if they still have a copy
post #57 of 59
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I hope this is helpful in some way. ...You might be able to purchase a catalogue from Christie's if they still have a copy
It is, and I will, if they do. Thanks!
post #58 of 59
I can appreciate the aesthetic of antiques, but I wouldn't want to have to look at them every day. The designs are just too busy, too much going on, ugh... Modern and minimalist for me all the way.
post #59 of 59
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I also like a lot of fine English furniture, these GEORGE III chairs are absolutely exquisite.

Those are originals designed by the great 18th century Scottish designer Robert Adam.

I saw these recent copies by Dominic Gerard, upholstered in Versace fabric -- how utterly dreadful!
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