Style and age?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Makanudo, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    It looks like recent reproduction of 18th century chest of drawers. I would appreciate your input.
    Thanks!
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  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I don't think it really matches any historical style. At least nothing that I am aware of. Might use neoclassical as a descriptor. Without seeing construction details, would say 70s or later.
     
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  3. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    Thanks.
    I cannot provide more photos as I dont have it. I was sent a photo as an offer. I will see it the day after tommorrow
     
  4. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Big, clunky furniture like this is not real popular right now. Especially since it looks like a 70-80s piece to me as well. If you're thinking of buying it for yourself and it fits in your house, don't pay a lot. If you're considering resale, don't buy it.
     
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  5. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    If I had a villa in Istria, I'd give it a place there if the price was right.
     
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  6. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    1970s " faux" Victorian sounds about right , but that being said , its a rather interesting piece . Id buy it if I had the room . :)
     
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  7. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    LOL! This is one of those things that gives me a major idiosyncratic botheration. I would have to reverse the top middle swoopy stuff with the bottom middle swoopy stuff. (Sorry, Brad. i know 'swoopy' is hardly the correct adjective!)
     
  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    LOL! ..... I was thinking the same thing! The order of the drawers look like they need to be changed somehow to make this look better (assuming they are the same size).

    This would actually be a great candidate for paint. It would sell pretty easily here if painted off-white with a shabby paint treatment. It is large so it is the kind of thing you would want to move fast so that it doesn't take up too much valuable real estate if that is an issue.
     
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I agree about the paint; this is one of the few cases where it's a good idea. It would make a great media console. You could get creative with the colors too, if it fits with wherever you're putting it.
     
  10. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I think you're right. I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it!
     
  11. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    It is too weird to be faux anything I guess.
    Structure reminds me of a building, secession style
     
  12. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    I am not into resale(yet), but I was offered this and my first thought was to buy it and move it swiftly.
    You have to consider that market here for anything and everything is different than in North america and western europe.
    Needs are different and tastes are different.
    Furniture, I think is the main example (we don't have Ikea , yet):)
     
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