Somebody make me feel better about missing this cabinet for $1,500. I was asleep at the wheel on that one. As I stated in the earlier post, I would be watching the price on this as a temperature guage for the health of the Victorian antique furniture market and never did I think it would go for $1,500. Please tell me that they dropped it during the auction and it sold for scrap parts. Tell me the veneer was peeling all over the place. It makes me queasy for two reasons: 1) I missed a good buy, and 2) not a good sign of the current state of things.
And now, to distract myself, I will move onto another topic. Take a look at this bed that I captured with my (lame) camera phone. I’m tempted to purchase it due to the carving quality, but I was interested if anyone had seen a bed with similar carvings elsewhere. Although the overall bed is simple, the crest on the headboard and footboard carvings are exceptionally fine. I won’t attribute it to Alexander Roux by any means, but it reminds me of the quality of some of his hunt sideboard carvings. The camera phone photos just don’t capture the detail too well.
$1,500 for that cabinet … sheesh.