Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Pssssssst......Wanna' Buy a Loveseat?


or know someone who does? This has been in my family since the 1960's, and an appraisal obtained in the mid-60's stated that this piece was made before 1860. That is about all I know about it, except that the style is Empire and the wood is said to be flame mahogany. Oh, and my aunt found it in someone's basement in Northern Ohio.

The upholstery is not original; I had it recovered in the late 80's. The fabric is a sturdy cotton; purple moire stripes separated by butterscotch gold stripes. I also have a chair that matches it, but it has doggy damage on the front of the right arm. Muffin cut her baby teeth on it. If you are interested, let me know and I can email the link to the ebay auction site, where you can see more photos.

20 comments:

Sonia said...

So beautiful this Empire piece! The color of the wood is beautiful too.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Gee, Kenju. First you post about wedding planning (very thorough, btw) and now you're selling an antique love seat. Sounds like spring is in the air!

The love seat is gorgeous, and looks like it's in great shapr except for the superficial marks you mention. I'll bet it brings a nice bundle!

John

P.S. I found my meds again, and my posts will now be a bit less paranoid. I may discuss smoething bland and banal today, like the weather.

ET said...

That is beautiful piece of furniture!
You won't ever see that on Turner South's Junkin' show.

poopie said...

That's a gorgeous piece! Wish I could afford it ;)

Wenda said...

Kenju, Thanks for your comment to my most recent post. What a beautiful loveseat! I'm not in the market for acquiring any furniture new or old as I continue to down-size and let go, but I hope you'll get just what you want for this beauty and the chair.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely piece Judy. And it's wonderful that you know quite a bit of the history of it, too....Antique Roadshow??? (lol) Is selling on Ebay a good experoience? It seems like it is quite complicated from what I've read...BUT, part of me would like to try it, you know?

Pirate said...

I love it but have no place for it. We have too much stuff already.

Maria said...

I love antiques and that is one beautiful piece. Unfortunately, I am still working on down-sizing. Good luck with your e-bay sale.

mar said...

The love seat is simply gorgeous! It will definetely sell well!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Wow! That is beautiful. I doubt that I can afford it, but please do e-mail me the site address. My e-mail is Tanlucypez@aol.com.

Thanks!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I'd sure like to know what the antique experts on PBS-TV would have to say. 1860 is a long time ago, probably before I was born.

Otto K said...

It's a lovely piece of furniture. Wendy directed me here today. :)

Kristi said...

Ohhh.. beautiful. I love it!

Laura said...

I love it! I don't have any place to put it, but if I did, i'd send you my email for more info. Very nice piece!

srp said...

It is a lovely piece. Shouldn't someone like the people on Antique Road show appraise it before you sell? Maybe an antique auction would get you more.

dena said...

That's such a beautiful piece. I wish I had a place for it.

Weary Hag said...

Old basements and attics ... gotta love 'em!

This is a lovely piece. It would match my freshly painted living room wall - but with funds and space such as they are, it's a "no go" for me. Sob.

vicki said...

Ever since my underwire bra attacked me on the airplane I've been moving away from things Victorian. How do you think this would go with my new "island barefoot shabby (no chic)" feng shui?

Pearl said...

It is lovely! That detailed carving must have been a labor of love once.

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