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post #226 of 320
Tweed doesn't sound very comfortable to sit on, especially in hot weather. It does look nice though!
post #227 of 320
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Tweed doesn't sound very comfortable to sit on, especially in hot weather. It does look nice though!

This isn't Harris Tweed. It is as comfortable as fine wool twill pants.
post #228 of 320
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I love that, atlas. I've actually been looking for something just like it. Ideally I'd have a Chesterfield sofa but since my wife insists on keeping the grand piano that is not nearly as nice as she thinks it is and that none of us can play, we don't really have room for a real sitting area with full size sofa. But two nice wing chairs....

It can be yours, for the low, low price of $13,000!

http://gardencourtantiques.com/shop/tufted-leather-armchair-with-original-leather/

Need two? This pair is only $15,000:



Maybe that's too much...this one is just $4,500:



Or,

This is the one I want:



I know very little about the antique market, are these reasonable prices?
post #229 of 320
I wish I have bought these.
post #230 of 320
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

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It can be yours, for the low, low price of $13,000!

http://gardencourtantiques.com/shop/tufted-leather-armchair-with-original-leather/

Need two? This pair is only $15,000:



Maybe that's too much...this one is just $4,500:



Or,

This is the one I want:


I know very little about the antique market, are these reasonable prices?

They seem a little punchy to me, compared to what I might expect to pay in the UK at least.
post #231 of 320
The prices above are ridiculous , borderline insulting intelligence.
post #232 of 320
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I wish I have bought these.

These are pretty sex. What did they go for?
post #233 of 320
Paging Mr. Lableking http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/19587184_antique-bronze-lobster-wall-clock
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These are pretty sex. What did they go for?

I don't know for sure ,they have sold before I found them, (my guess would be around 3,000).
post #234 of 320
I love the way the "apron" in the front goes all the way to the floor and the tufted detailing there is nice. Most of the chesterfield wing chairs I've seen have wooden legs that go higher up, like this:



or have a clumsier treatment in front, like the one atlas posted:

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I like the strong, masculine shape of the wing, too. A better example of these than I'm used to seeing.
post #235 of 320
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The prices above are ridiculous , borderline insulting intelligence.

I worked briefly in the antique trade when I was young. I learnt that this type of dealer was known in the trade as a "gouger".
post #236 of 320
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I worked briefly in the antique trade when I was young. I learnt that this type of dealer was known in the trade as a "gouger".
Now it is called" 1stdibs.com"
post #237 of 320
My latest addition. Apparently, "Astro" coffee table designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for G-Plan.
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I wanted something with glass ,so that rug would show through.
Edited by Medwed - 8/29/13 at 8:38am
post #238 of 320
I'm heading to the Alameda Flea Market on Sunday. It is one of the best shows of its kind in CA. If you have never been there and enjoy anything old, antique or vintage, you would probably have a lot of fun.
post #239 of 320
Thanks for the reminder Gus, I'm trying to decide if I want to brave Carmageddon to go check it out. We just tossed out a bunch of furniture as we prep for our remodel and I'm working with a blank slate. I don't know if that is a blessing or a curse.
post #240 of 320
It should be a great weekend weather-wise for Alameda. I'm sure the lack of Bay Bridge access will effect SF attendance. I'm happy if all the good food trucks show up.

We are searching for tall, vintage wooden stools from The Northwest chair company, 31". This Tacoma, WA based company made a gazillion stools for schools. I need two more. Other than that, it is always fun to look around, people watch, eat and then catch a Belgium beer on the way home at The Trapist. (Broadway and 8th).
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