Antiques, antiques auctions, recent purchases and discussion - Page 25
Hey y'all, just joined this thread more for the 'culture' subforum than the clothing stuff, but maybe I'll take an interest in that too.
Anyway, I recently ended up with this thang:
It was made in Baltimore before the Civil War -- I think it is Rococco Revival, but if anyone else has any ideas about it please share. It was my great-great-grandmother's, and supposedly was actually in her house when it was ransacked by Yanks in 1862. Pretty cool stuff. I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate it into my rathole of an apartment. I'm a 30 year old single d00d.
Objectionable white upholstery but awesome overall. Corner ashtrays are nice touch.
So I was at Drouot a couple weeks ago but I was concerned about shipping things back to the U.S. I saw they have some sort of delivery service but I'm not sure if it applies to international addresses. Any experience?
Avoid Drouot Shipping Service at all costs.,,,unless they can quote you and commit to the shipping quote beforehand. Drouot are crooks like so many European auction houses.
Drouot are crooks.
You have to contact shipping Co. (maritime) or shipping agent and inquire about LCL (less than container load) it should be affordable. The biggest plus of shipping antiques to US that there are no duties or taxes on anything. If you decide to ship, make sure you have documents stating that your items are antiques and over 100 years old. Otherwise some ashole at customs might play detective with your cargo.