Featured When you just "know" you've found something that's a valuable antique!

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Tiquer, Mar 3, 2024.

  1. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    I think we've all been there. You go shopping, and you find something in a junk pile that you just KNOW is a find, even if you have no way to validate it at that moment.

    What's been some of yours? My current one is the chair I posted this wknd. Another one of mine is a vintage violin I spotted and paid $10 for. I could tell immediately that it was a vintage violin from Italy. I sold it a month later for $500!!
     
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  2. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    violin for me too mate

    even though the label stated Stradivarius

    it is an 1880s mirecourt

    valued at 2 - 5
     
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    "thats not a Stradivarius !!!!!!!"
     
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  4. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Nice!!
     
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  5. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    not all strad copies are bonfire fodder ;)
     
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  6. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    I'm living proof that that's true!
     
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  7. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I bought this the other day, it wasn't listed as it should have been. (Maybe a good quiz for people to guess what they think it should be listed as, date, place of manufacture. I won't say what I paid or what I think it's worth until later but I think I had a bargain. 373.jpg
     
  8. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    Copycat!!! (Joking since I just got a similar type chair)

    The level of detail on that chair is amazing.
     
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  9. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Any guesses then?
     
  10. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

    If it's not a repro, $3000 for value?
     
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  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  12. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2024
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  13. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    ive seen that hooded figure on a miniature painting before
     
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  14. Tiquer

    Tiquer Well-Known Member

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  15. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I think it's a monk? 112.jpg
     
  16. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Not close but Bang On
     
  17. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    no i dont think it is if i remember correctly, im looking into it;)
     
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  18. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    I'm happy to be corrected as I just thought it was a monk of some kind but if it is someone I'd love to know.
     
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    808 raver Well-Known Member

  20. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola, Italian monk and reformer in the old book From the World History, by M.N. Petrov, 1896, St
     
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