French hutch

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  1. SarahJane

    SarahJane Member

    I have the opportunity to purchase this French piece from estate sale for $200. All I have is photo. No info behind it. Go for it????
     

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  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    If in good condition and for yourself, it is a good price. If looking for resale, you might need to reconsider. Age and quality are determining factors and I can tell neither from this picture.
     
  3. SarahJane

    SarahJane Member

    I know still not much better but she did send more photos.
     

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  4. DeAnne

    DeAnne Well-Known Member

    It is a beautiful piece from what I can see in pictures. The problem with pieces like this is unless it's in perfect condition I wouldn't do it. A lot of times do to poor weather condition to hot of to cold it makes the design pieces brittle if you even breath on it wrong pieces can chip off.
     
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  5. SarahJane

    SarahJane Member

    Thank you! It’s really speaking to me. I just don’t want my emotions to lead me into spending $200 on junk. Cause I’ve spent some money on junk a time or two.
     
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  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    hands off. first red flag - estate sale. copies of old styles; only slutty phone pics without details; no inside pics.
    second red flag - if curved glass is damaged it will cost an arm and a leg to get well-fitting new-ones.
     
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  7. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    Where I hail from a hutch is something we keep rabbits in.
     
  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    why not ? hey, that's French animal protection. the bunnies live in their palaces till the end comes around corner.
     
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  9. SarahJane

    SarahJane Member

    Only photos because I was at work. This person was a collector. I’m going to look in person this morning. Thank you for the advice!
     
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Emotion should be a part of every satisfying purchase, unless it overwhelms. Hey, this stuff is supposed to make us happy, right? I hope the piece continues to speak to you, especially after you see it. Can't go too far wrong for $200, unless, as was mentioned above, you're in it for the resale.
     
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  11. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    LOL @ Fid. “slutty phone pictures” :hilarious:
     
  12. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    why ? too British ?
     
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  13. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Nah, just struck me funny!
     
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