Last night Paul and I went to the Philadelphia Antique Show at the Convention Center.
If I had a spare $15,000… this is what I would have bought:
“Buy Now Bring Back Prosperity” Ephemera: $2,600
I love anything Art Deco, depression-era, industrial… and I particularly love the orangeish-background, screen-printed skyscrapers, shipping, automobiles and factories.
Imari vases: $4,200
I love anything Japanese. Particularly the blue and orange combination of Imari porcelain.
Mahogany Slipper Chairs. England, circa 1840: $4,800
Victorian, tufted, mahogany, unusual… all my favorite things.
If I’d been able to buy anything at all, it would have been these petite chairs. They were a pair, but the lighting was terrible, and the photo I took of both doesn’t show how beautiful they are.
There was only one dealer with modern… I generally deny myself the challenge of combining it with Victorian, but something about these chairs made me reconsider.