Friday, September 23, 2011

Entry way mini blog ' at auction'

I was at the Stair Galleries auction preview for the September 23rd auction in Hudson NY and took this photo.

It incorporates a number of my favorite elements for an entryway - just bid on it all and instant entry! See Three easy pieces for a perfect entryway, and More on hall chairs.

The console table is terribly elegant.  This is a Regency carved mahogany table measuring 50 inches wide. It has an auction estimate of $300 - $00, and is Lot 7.

The giltwood overmantel mirror is Napolean III, and looks terrific with the console table. It's 62 inches wide and tall, and has an auction estimate of $1,000 - $2,000. It's Lot 24.

The sconces are very smart looking. These are Federal style amd made of brass and carved wood. They are 42 inches tall, and have an auction estimate of $200 - $400.

Finally the hall chairs! What is it about hall chairs that I love? I think they are such elegant entry elements, and more practical than you might think. These are William IV style mahogany, and have a wonderfully shaped back, which is what makes a stylish hall chair. These are Lot 28, and have an auction estimate of $600 - $800.

If you don't have time to bid at the auction (absentee or in person), take inspiration and keep your eye out for a similar look at auction!

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