March 19, 2010
French Antiques Auction
He enlists the help of his friend, auctioneer Jon Medley and the fun begins.
Over the years we've bought our Henri II reproduction chairs at this great auction. (despite the moniker reproduction, that still makes them 130 years old), a rug that the cat strangely loved, candlesticks, postcards, cutlery and other weird stuff.
Sometimes the deals are fantastic - sometimes not - depends on the crowd. But we're filled with remorse when a 19th Century solid oak table comes on the auction block and it sells for $200. "But do we have anywhere to put it?" we whisper amongst ourselves.
We got these hand-tooled leather Henri II-style chairs for $110.00 each. And below on the left is a terracotta platter we bid $70 on.
And an exquisite wooden urn that I keep my Chinese Checker marbles in. That set us back $80.
I think the best thing I ever bought though was a strange assortment of postcards and photos of French World War I soldiers. That was the source of hours of enjoyment for me.
Here's the link for more images. http://www.frenchantiqueauction.ca/