Sometimes Rare Victorian regular Zeke sends me things that get my blood pressure pumping in a bad way and this is another example of one of those “If Only” moments. If only I’d been there. If only Zeke had bought it. If only one would show up at that price today because the seller didn’t know who made it ….
Zeke said that he and his wife ran across this sofa in an Adamstown antiques store for $2,500 10 years ago and they are kicking themselves today for not buying it. What gets me going about this sofa is that I know it had to have been made by Allen & Brother. I’ve been lusting after their furniture for years now and can’t justify expanding my budget to accommodate the price that they command which usually begins in the 5 digits, so I watch them come and go. The reason Rare Victorian was born was so that I could find these hidden deals that are lurking out there. What is the sofa worth today? Probably close to $20k at auction and double that at retail.
Zeke, keep sending them my way as I love to see your finds, even if they occasionally induce me into a conniption.
More photos of the sofa below and here’s another Allen & Brother that recently came and passed me by…