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"THAT MAH-VELLOUS! FADED COLOUR"
(note the wide variation of color & scarring where the bail has hit the drawer for 260 years)
An extra bonus:
Fading cannot be reproduced by makers of fake or reproduction furniture;
and good age fading can be a guarantee against spurious examples.
We have seen stripping of surfaces, and even bleaching in such attempts.
But they fall far short in their efforts, as they do not retain the character and
mellowing that has been acquired with genuine age fading.
Whether you are a collector, a dealer, or just looking for a chest for the entrance hall,
please do consider all the following factors carefully in your searches :
1 – Age and correctness are not enough – only beginning points
2 – Pieces must have well balanced proportions and beauty of line
3 – Look for quality of timbers and of craftsmanship –
as you would seek in selecting a car – or a fine garment
4 – Even if all else is present, much of a piece’s value remains in the “surface”,
which includes “fine colour” and “patina”.
Without “surface” a piece can become lifeless;
with it, even a country piece can become more prized than a London- made example.
We are pleased to offer these two very fine mid-18th century pieces, both with original faded surfaces :
Please click the above images or titles
for more information and images.
901-761-1163 (gallery) / 901-827-4668 (cell)
581 S. PERKINS ROAD / LAURELWOOD COLLECTION / MEMPHIS, TN 38117
Hours : Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment
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"That MAH-vellous! Faded Colour"; M. Ford Creech Antiques