Antiques, antiques auctions, recent purchases and discussion

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has the market really collapsed across the country? If so, by how much of a decline on average from the 2005-2007 days?

    I'm curious because I have had a feeling recently that it isn't a look that seems to appeal to the 30-40 YO audience.

    Thoughts?


     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    It is Dunhill
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    I speculate that the antique market will continue to shrink with Americans and Europeans becoming less well to do and Asians generally not interested in European antiques or Persian carpets.

    Additionally there is a big cultural shift in society from 20th century . IMHO, most middle class people in 19 and 20 centuries were trying to emulate nobility and thus were trying to acquire similar quality things that could be seen in ancestral homes of that class. Nowadays majority of people want to emulate celebrities and celebrities often just a conduits for cheap-products and marketing forces behind them.
    That is especially true for Americans who usually lead modern,nomadic life and never make a permanent home anywhere until they retire.
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    My latest aquisition for my apartment in Europe:
    Empire style early 20C. 5 feet chandelier. Needs cleaning.
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Looks like a '70s ST Dupont table lighter.
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    Have to agree with accessories king :)
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    My latest aquisition. Finally I bought myself chesterfield with a solid seat and not those wrinkly sloppy-looking cushions. It is full grain vegetable tanned leather and even some dirt on it . I love me some dirty leather.
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    Now I have to figure chairs that would go with it as well as table.
     
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    A OneChair would complement that beautifully.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How about a fabric in a tweed-like pattern?


     
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    j/k

    I fell in love with this handsome beast recently:

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    It's ridiculously comfortable.
     
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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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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....
     
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    Tough to find. I was thinking crushed deep-blue velvet. But short of buying two bergeres and then re-upholstering them . I don't think I will luck out in finding them on the market.
    That chair Imatlas posted has an awesome patina. The shape was reproduced by RL furniture and of larger proportions ,but I saw two on Craisg list not long ago for ridiculous price. Most people think these chairs are too large for their apartments, so they could be found on occasion.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't use velvet unless you never plan to eat or drink near them. We had velvet throw pillows and they were off to the dry cleaners every two months.

    Actually there are many options for tweeds. Wingtip, the club in SF used Johnstons fabrics for their seating. It looks fantastic. Plus tweed is a wonderful compliment to leather. The contrast of pattern, texture and mix of colors really pairs well.

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    We have a pair of RL chairs in our den covered in one of his green tweed patterns. It wears well and looks great. We have contrasting tweed and corduroy RL throw pillows. It is a nice mix with our leather sofa.

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