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Ed Hardy furniture.....

Nataku

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Ed Hardy sells furniture now? I know the piece is vintage and is obviously not designed by whoever is behind Ed Hardy (I forget the name), but it's a little tame coming from them. I would have expected diamond skulls and sapphire dragons.... Then again, I don't think there were diamond skulls and sapphire dragons in the early 19th century... Discuss:
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http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_ite...l.php?id=77560
 

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That Ed Hardy has nothing to do with the clothing brand or tattoo artist.
 

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Originally Posted by whodini
This seems a little to well-designed and classy for Christian Audigier. I call bullshit.

Well designed and classy? Did you see the same photo I did?
 

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What the **** is it?
 

kwilkinson

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Originally Posted by imhotep
I'm thinking some sort of sacrificial altar
I guess someone named Imhotep would probably know.
Originally Posted by whodini
Have you seen Audigier's ****? That piece is the ******* Mona Lisa in comparison.

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True.
 

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Originally Posted by Nataku
Ed Hardy sells furniture now? I know the piece is vintage and is obviously not designed by whoever is behind Ed Hardy (I forget the name), but it's a little tame coming from them.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/3...fa9a2f.jpg?v=0

I'd imagine it's something similar to Anthropologie's furniture stock where they appear to have buyers in France/Italy who buy up unique but unsigned semi-antique pieces, touch them up a bit and resell them for an enormous markup.

Given all the tat I've seen for sale at farmers markets in France I'm pretty sure they're paying a few hundred bucks at most for items which retail into the mid 4-figures. Sure shipping and renovation adds some cost, but I'd imagine there's a huge margin on those items.
 

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Originally Posted by The other Ed Hardy
Ed's journey of exploration into the world of art, architecture and history began in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later, he received a BA from Colgate University, majoring in European history. He served in the Navy as a communications officer for three years in the Far East and soon after attended the California College of Arts and Crafts where he was awarded a BFA in Environmental Design. Ed went on to head Sotheby's Oriental Works of Art department in Los Angeles for four years before opening Ed Hardy San Francisco on Montgomery Street in 1976. An interim move to Post Street paved the way for the design and construction of the current premises which opened in 1994, across the street from the San Francisco Design Center.
Nah, this is a high-end antiques dealer, with the misfortune of a shared name. I had a look through the website, looks all authentic, some of the stuff is very very nice, and also very nicely and honestly described and presented. Some things are restored to death, but that is the American taste. Many of the Italian art deco ieces are just stunning. The prices are up to about five times what you might expect to pay at European auctions, and, say twice what you might pay in at a high-end US auction, as one might expect. You have to pay the dealer something for the selection and guarantees. Judging from the goods (lots of architectural fittings, etc), he sells a lot to interior decorators, who will get very different "trade" prices, and also demand heavy kickbacks, if I know their sort. Bookmarked, for my future antiques-pr0n surfing.
 

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That thing looks like an item some unsavory homosexual would purchase in a Provincetown antiques shop.
 

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Originally Posted by Connemara
That thing looks like an item some unsavory homosexual would purchase in a Provincetown antiques shop.

what would a savory homosexual purchase?
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jk
 

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Originally Posted by js4design
what would a savory homosexual purchase?
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jk


Conne. He needs the income.
 

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