French style Louis XVI Chaise Longue

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  1. bedtime

    bedtime Member

    IMG_20210514_182742.jpg IMG_20210514_182757.jpg IMG_20210514_182806.jpg i1.jpg Bought this for $300 CDN. on kijiji in Southern Ontario.

    Anyone able to approximate worth and date of manufacture?
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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Knee jerk is later reproduction,but Im often wrong. Its very pretty regardless.
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's got a 1960's look to it...imo..

    I'd say worth about....$300 canadian
  4. bedtime

    bedtime Member

    Yeah, that's why I inserted 'style' lamp. I'm quite sure it wasn't made in the 1700s.

    I'd say it was worth more than $300 CDN., as I was going to buy it for it's original price of $400.
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    It may have been worth more...when it was new......but not anymore...imo.
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  6. bedtime

    bedtime Member

    Not what I wanted to hear, but that's okay; I'm not planning on selling this lounge anyways.
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe other members have different idea's.....

    but to me....
    younger folks don't even know what it is, and have no room for such a large furniture item,
    and older folks are downsizing ..
    so your demographic , and space , allows for such items to be brought into the home , at prices well below what it may have sold for 30 years ago..
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  8. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Komo's not wrong.

    This is an unusually nice example, and worth what you're paying. If you've been following this site, you know that brown furniture has been in a pricing free fall for something like 15-20 years. Komo did a good job of summarizing why.

    Since you're planning on keeping this piece, and obviously have the aesthetic sense to give it value, then $300-$400 isn't bad, though of course from your point of view cheaper is better. There are signs that the long furniture depression may slowly end in the next few years, but I'm not counting on it recovering in my lifetime.

    So, like you, I've been buying the pieces I love, and love to live with. Prices are still generally low, as long as you don't plan on ever seeing that money again. Because you may or may not. Regardless, look at your purchase as in investment in you and your happiness, and if you make your money back in 30 or 40 years, call it good.

    Now if you want to talk about the very top of the market, which we're not, then that's a totally different thing.....
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  9. bedtime

    bedtime Member

    Thank you both for talking some sense in me. And yes, I can see that prices have plummeted for a great number of antiques (perhaps even most antiques).

    In a way it saddens me that most of what I've invested so much in is going downhill in value, but it shouldn't really matter as I don't flip, and I tend to buy with the mind of keeping an antique for life.
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    You and me both!
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    and me...with most of my folks furniture in storage...sheeesh !:(:(
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