Antiques, antiques auctions, recent purchases and discussion

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by idfnl, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    So, since I'm a bit worn out on the furniture thread, and this applied to both;

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    My wife wants a rocking chair, been kicking around some Danish ones.
     


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    Medwed Senior member

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    Thonet would be[​IMG] my personal preference.
     


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    Love the Thonet cribs.

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    lefty
     


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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I haven't sat in the Thonet rocker, so the only reference i have is the Corbu Thonet bentwood chair and i dont find it to be comfortable.

    That crib is awesome, but hopefully I am not looking for one of them for a while.
     




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    Medwed Senior member

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    Very nice :slayer:
     


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    Forgot to mention that it's a Sam Maloof.

    And speaking of Maloof - went with a Maloof finish (1/3 Tung, 1/3 BLO, 1/3 PU) in the end as I didn't have the equipment to spray lacquer (and which the LOML vetoed a purchase of... :embar: ).
     


  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Maloof rockers are pretty spectacular.

    I met a woodworker recently who specialized in canoe paddles and was finishing them in Tru-Oil gunstock finish, the result was pretty spectacular and I believe he was applying it in a wipe-on fashion.
     
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    PARKER/DUNHILL ROLLER BEACON TABLE LIGHTER, Silverplated beauty 5 1/2" tall.
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  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you are anywhere near the Bay Area the first SUnday of every month in Alameda is the flea market.

    I had a booth this last Sunday. What fun. 800 vendors, 1000's of people and great food.

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    Medwed Senior member

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    Thanks for the head up.
    A word of warning though, flea-markets are places where professional sellers retail the stuff they have bought at estate and yard sales.
    It is still fun ,but you not going to find any treasures or bargains at a flea-market.
     


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    This is really cool, I've been looking at these Jeraboam sized lighters for quite some time.

    wanted to add this to the rocker discussion:

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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sure, some of what is offered is at retail. But even at a place like Alameda there are lots of good deals to be had.

    Not everyone who resells estate and yard sale stuff has time or the interest in researching prices. We also get lots of vendors asking us to "make me an offer" near the end of the day when prices can go way, way down.

    I get a lot of good deals early in the morning. Even though there are a lot pros speedwalking the show to find certain things, if you are there first you can get some great stuff. $10,000 items be for sale at $100? No, but you can certainly pick up stuff at half or a quarter of retail if you know more than the seller or if he wants to dump it and move on..
     


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    Speaking of Table Lighters , I have started with this: nice wheel action that spins back automatically and puts the flame out . Needs special adapter to refill with aftemarket Gas
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    Then I have added this: Classic Dunhill design , aslo Gas
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    And now I am looking for this with a good top: Petrol or Alcohol as I prefer.
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  14. SkinnyGoomba

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    Those are awesome, who makes the gold one?

    I've been eyeing something like this;

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