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One of the books stores I stopped in last week, thought it was really interesting and had a great conversation with the owner.
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I live in San Francisco. All art glass looks like a disaster in the making to me. We have a cool piece of stained glass, but it is very firmly attached to the structure and will only be a problem if the building collapses.

I may as well offer it up for critique and ridicule.



The piece is about 24" wide and 16" high, and is framed on the top and bottom only. The side edges expose the rippled edge of the glass.

Mrs. A and I collect Inuit art, mostly prints from the annual Cape Dorset collection. In this case the artist is an Inuit woman named Kenojuak Ashevak, who is the Grande Dame of Inuit art, and depicts an Inuit woman in traditional dress with a pair of arctic char rampant. Your guess is as good as mine whether she is praying to them, celebrating eating them, or whatever. The piece was produced in a run of 12 copies; ours is 12/12 (I always like to have the first or the last of a particular run, just because).

We call it "Our Lady of the Fishes".

Why is she giving those two fish handies?
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Why is she giving those two fish handies?

Its the parable of the five hand jobs and two fish
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Why is she giving those two fish handies?

FMP
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Why is she giving those two fish handies?

Its the parable of the five hand jobs and two fish

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I will never look at it quite the same way again.
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Call me a sheep, but I really love teak MCM furniture. Buying new is a bit out of my price range though, so I've been scouring online classifieds for used and vintage pieces. My only problem is that I'm not really sure what a fair price is for some of these pieces.

Is $500 fair for a desk like this?

How about ~$200 for a side table like this?

Considering the price of cruddy particle board/veneer stuff at Ikea those seem like pretty fair prices for good condition pieces, but I would really appreciate some advice!
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Hard to say. Those are not iconic designs, so it will be hard to find comparables. You are buying the quality of the materials and craftsmanship. Resale value will be a coin toss.
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Call me a sheep, but I really love teak MCM furniture. Buying new is a bit out of my price range though, so I've been scouring online classifieds for used and vintage pieces. My only problem is that I'm not really sure what a fair price is for some of these pieces.

Is $500 fair for a desk like this?

How about ~$200 for a side table like this?

Considering the price of cruddy particle board/veneer stuff at Ikea those seem like pretty fair prices for good condition pieces, but I would really appreciate some advice!

asking if 200 or 500 is fair for an MCM piece is the wrong attitude.Like Art and Classic cars buy something first because you love it and then look at the price. The future is uncertain and if it doesn´t go up in price at least you have a piece you find desireable.
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What?

It's perfectly sensible to ask what price is reasonable. No matter how much you might love something, you should not pay more for it than you need to.
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One of the books stores I stopped in last week, thought it was really interesting and had a great conversation with the owner.

Nice. On the subject of bookshelves, I'm in the market for a waist high but wide (maybe 5 feet or so) book shelf for my new apartment. For some reason I'm having a lot of trouble finding something simple looking but sturdy (for cheap). I've found this below but it looks cheaply made (well it is cheap at roughly $170), any other suggestions? I found a great one at room and board but I ain't paying over a $300 for this.

In terms of dimensions, I'm digging something like this: http://www.allmodern.com/Hokku-Designs-Keith-Bookcase-Display-Stand-KUI2082.html

But I like this as well: http://www.allmodern.com/Hokku-Designs-Ellise-Bookcase-Display-Stand-in-Matte-Walnut-and-White-ZOK-939-KUI2085.html

My friend said to stay away from fiber board products but it's tough to find anything that beats the sub $300 price range. I'm open to craigslist but would likely spend less ($150) using cash.

This may be in the wrong thread as I believe there's an apartment furnishing one floating around, but any suggestions would be welcome.
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Call me a sheep, but I really love teak MCM furniture. Buying new is a bit out of my price range though, so I've been scouring online classifieds for used and vintage pieces. My only problem is that I'm not really sure what a fair price is for some of these pieces.

Is $500 fair for a desk like this?

How about ~$200 for a side table like this?

Considering the price of cruddy particle board/veneer stuff at Ikea those seem like pretty fair prices for good condition pieces, but I would really appreciate some advice!
i'm far from an expert, but I'm a fan too, who has bought several pieces. that looks like a good price for that desk. veryy cool, clean design. might not be an iconic piece, but it is very cool.
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Both prices seem reasonable to me.
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I just sold a 6x3 Jens Risom walnut desk for $800. That desk in TO is a fair price. I don't love the table, but I would try to negotiate the price down.

 

There will be little to no resale value for this stuff.

 

lefty

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Thanks for the responses guys

Resale value is not a huge concern to me. I'm mostly just looking for pieces that are well made and suit my tastes.

The desk is a want more than a need, and the seller isn't budging much on price so I may end up passing for now.
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If resale and provenance are not important to you, then the real comparison is to other furniture with similar construction, no? Can you get a solid teak desk for that price or less?
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If resale and provenance are not important to you, then the real comparison is to other furniture with similar construction, no? Can you get a solid teak desk for that price or less?

Fair point. Ultimately what I'm concerned with is not 'Is this a fair price for a desk from this maker?', but rather 'Is this a fair price for a teak desk of good construction in this condition?'.
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