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Antiques, antiques auctions, recent purchases and discussion

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

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    My modest collection of Napoleonic cavalry sabers. I love Empire period uniforms and utilitarian objects.
    These are photographs of Napoleon war veterans made in 1956. These are actual people that fought with the man and probably saw him personally. I find the fact that we have photographs of them simply mindblowing.
    Notice that n2 and n3 have the same model saber I own ,called Chasseurs A Cheval. One of the most elegant and copied by other armies designs.
    The last guys with one eye, is a cavalier of Legion of Honour, he is wearing it on the photo. I have that medal in my collection.
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    Collection of 30+ photos is in Brown's Univ. archives.
     
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    Recent impulse buys.

    These are Spanish late 19C. Look so pretty , like a costume decor.

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    No one knows which country or period these belong to...I tried everything to ID them but to no avail. (not Russian or Romanian as was suggested)

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    Two cheap paintings. Red one for myself , English style, landscape is for resale.
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    Where did you procure those sabres? And if you don't mind my asking, at what price?

    I've been eyeing a few for some time now.
     
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    Some random stuff that I bought recently and happened to have pictures lying around my computer.

    Hunting scenes, hand coloured. Need to find frames.

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    Ivory letter opener. There were more intricately carved ones, but they were too large (they're page turners) to be used as letter openers, so I had to settle for this smaller one.

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    Tortoise shell card case, inlaid with sterling, with ivory divider

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    Van Ingen Leopard rug

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    Chippendale (Set of 2)

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    Ebay in France and some French provincial auctions near Lyon.-cause I am cheap. Prices will be from 600EU for a simple but complete Chasseur Cheval to 2000EU for ornate French officer saber. In US the going prices are 1000 and up for simple NCO saber from Nap times and around 3K to 5K for ornate, presentation stuff, double that if it is Russian from the same era, half or nearly half if it is some sort of German or Italian weapon.


    Card case is lovely and hunting prints are cute as they often are. I don't think they were meant to be slightly funny or grotesque looking but i think that is what time does to some things. Great prints would look nice in proper frames. Too bad you would have to pay arm and a leg to mat and frame them, those services are ridiculously expensive and you cannot skimp on the frames now or it would not look right....catch 22.
     
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    Old Kerman hand made carpet 14x10 , room size well not quite but close.
    The market for Persian carpets has collapsed and that is why I could get this kind of thing for under 1K.
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    Nice! The market will return.
     
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    For Mid century followers, Victor Vasarely Opt-Art , very limited serigraph on paper #12 of 16, signed. In a ridiculously heavy frame from 1970s , probably part of some corporate collection, certainly made to be industrial strength. Frame size 32x32
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    Someone called Barnet. 20C. liked it for austerity and the fact that it is oil on canvas but looks like charcoal. Frame is gorgeous worth more than a painting, but I like em both.
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    Last but not least , fake Corot, but a really good fake. So the painting will be a keeper. May be I am going to loose it some day playing cards, wouldn't that be a laugh.
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    Beautiful stuff.

    Wanna sell that "Corot"?? ;)
     
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    An antique Tabriz Runner, 14'6" long , total cost is $210.00, what a strange times we live in.
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    very nice. I really like that rug posted on the previous page as well.
     
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    Silver plated and gold washed trumpet from 1920s and leather-bound travel ad magazine 19x13 given by Lusitania agents to US travelers and advertising Paris attractions , includes hand-painted picture of Lusitania sea liner and over 45 large illustrations of various Paris museums and clothing boutiques Lanvin and Fath among them.
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    Tool box mahogany and brass
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    Curiosity of Literature by I. Desriely, pub. 1828 . He is a father of British Prime Minster B. Desriely. Books are from private library of John Earl of Claire with Earl's armorial stamp on leather covers.
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    Vintage Guerlain bottle 1/2 liter with Napoleon bees and gold wash.
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    Qualifies as antique ,imho.
    Hennessy Cognac N1 Tres Vieille,
    "Hennessy No. 1 was created in 1857 and it is the grandfather of all Hennessy blends. Occasionally, a small barrel of this cognac was bottled for special friends of the firm. This was indeed an exceptional cognac, well balanced, full bodied and with extremely delicate and noble aromas. Today, it is a very special "Cuvée" exclusively reserved for the Hennessy family, and it is not commercialised anymore."
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    For mid century abstract fans.

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    For mid century listed artist fans. Underappreciated Armand Sinko, currently in Paris Academy of Fine Art and MET in NYC. Will be getting proper conservation treatment and a new frame

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    For fans of well executed oil on canvas. I just love this little painting, it is great.

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    I feel sad when I realise that most people spend infinitely more on cars, TVs and junk food than on original art. All these paintings put together cost less that an annual cable bill .
     
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