This past week, we had a huge brush fire burning just blocks from our home and it made me think long and hard about the contents of our house and what we’d be able to save if disaster struck. It was a frightening few hours and not ones I want to experience ever again, but it was a cruel reminder of how important it is to update your home owners insurance on a regular basis.
Ironically, insuring antiques is one of the topics that came up for discussion in the forum this week. Monkecmonkedo asked for advice about insurance appraisals and our members were only too happy to oblige. Home owners insurance — you hope you never need it but you’ll be glad it’s there if you do.
On a lighter note, here are a couple of things you don’t see everyday . .
First, a Renaissance Revival Parlor Set upholstered in black & white cowhide! It’s just one of the items up for sale at Red Baron’s Antiques upcoming auction. Other standouts include a carved, winged monkey armchair circa 1880, a carved table with porcelain column legs, and a lovely Louis XV 21 drawer Cartonnier. Thanks Woodwright for the heads up on this great auction.
Cowhide not your thing? How about pink or purple vinyl? Here are four Rococo Settees from a New York eatery that is going out of business. Gee, I wonder why? I can’t imagine having these bright bits of Victoriana in any establishment that serves food, unless of course, you’re running an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and then they fit right in.
You know, I really shouldn’t read the message board before going to bed. I’m sure I’m going to have nightmares now about pink and purple cows running from a brush fire. Who knew antiquing could be so scary!