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At random auctions online.
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Those drawings are great. Good find.
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My new antiques, after finding XL box of my old cassettes. I could not throw them out, so I spend 110 and now this beast from 1978 is on my audio shelf. Even if it was dead...,still a design piece from analog era.

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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.

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Interesting article. Thanks, Medwed.

Buy low, sell high, right? No way this stuff doesnt become desirable again in a decade or two.
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https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/39035423_aldo-tura-game-table

Objectionable white upholstery but awesome overall. Corner ashtrays are nice touch.
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Sorry, but that is absolutely awful.
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Sorry, but that is absolutely awful.

Agreed. Beyond the general ugliness, the chairs don't look like they belong with the table at all.
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Look on Auction.fr http://www.drouot.com ebay.fr www.interencheres.com and abebooks.fr

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?
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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.
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Wow. Didn't realize it was that pricey.
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Wow. Didn't realize it was that pricey.
YMMW, but I have been quoted prices that are 5/6 times the actual cost of shipping (not even international) and then they would add storage fees on top. When I protested they claimed I had storage fees because I did not collect my lots the next day after the auction (that was online auction and I was a foreign bidder).
Drouot are crooks.
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I like some of the furniture I see at auction but don't know how to get it back to the U.S. I spoke to an acquaintance about the getting some people together to share the cost of a shipping container.
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I like some of the furniture I see at auction but don't know how to get it back to the U.S. I spoke to an acquaintance about the getting some people together to share the cost of a shipping container.

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.
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