Semantics of Furniture "Reproductions"
"Reproduction" is a bad word in the furniture world, but it shouldn't be. This week we were graced by the presence of a fancy designer who scoffed at an incredibly gorgeous Bombay Chest, "That's a Reproduction and it is overpriced". The chest sold an hour later to someone else who loved it and thought it was a great buy. It was a great buy and it was a Reproduction. We thought it was worth talking about because there are many people in and out of the furniture world who get caught up in the semantics of "Reproductions". I can recall one day following around a customer, at their request, as they pointed to each piece in our store and asked if it was a reproduction. I saw where this was going and had to explain that everything in our store is a reproduction. In fact, just about all furniture pieces are a reproduction of something.
"Reproduction" in the furniture world simply means that an idea, concept or style has been copied and reproduced. Some Reproductions are exact replicas of an original piece that you may find in a museum while others utilize the ideas and concepts of previously made pieces to create new styles. Companies like Baker Furniture and Century Furniture are great at taking old styles and modernizing them. While others such as Eldred Wheeler, D.R. Dimes are creating reproduction replicas of Early American furniture. Along the same lines, Baker, Hickory Chair and others have classic reproduction lines of furniture that are reproduction replicas. Hickory Chair has the Winterthur Collection, Baker has the Stately Homes Collection which are timeless styles that feature exact replicas.
For our designer who winced when she saw the price of the "Reproduction" Bombay Chest, she was absolutely correct. It was indeed a reproduction. The original Bombay or "Bombe" chests were crafted in France during the Regency Period in the early 1700s. If we are able to get a hold of one of those in our showroom, belive me we'll let you know. In the meantime, here is a great list of incredibly beautiful reproduction furniture.
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Eldred Wheeler in Hanover and Chestnut Hill
Featured in the photo frame are a set of (6) Eldred Wheeler, Tiger Maple Queen Anne Chairs for $3,999. They are in perfect condition and the re-upholstery on the seat cushions is very easy. The chairs are $1,180 each if purchased from Eldred Wheeler
. You save $3,080 and you don't have to wait for them
. They can go home with you today. Also featured is the Eldred Wheeler Tiger Maple Harvest Table with Drop leaves for $1,499. Or, you can purchase it from Eldred Wheeler for $2,395
. You save $896
and it goes home with you today. We also have (3) Eldred Wheeler Corner Cabinets. These are stunning! We have (2) located in our Chestnut Hill location with the other one in Hanover and they are each priced for $2,599. Direct from Eldred Wheeler, you can buy them for $4,795. You save $2,195 each! All three cabinets are in great conditiuon.
|Bradington-Young Leather Sectional
This is what you wait for when you shop with FCG. You want a leather sectional, but they are super expensive. Pre-owned leather can be dried, cracked and scratched. Not this sectional. It looks like it was seldom used. Throw out your unlucky sofa that caused the Bruins to lose last night and replace it with this winner. You've got to change the karma in your home so the Bruins can tie the series on Monday night. For $1,999 you get a great deal and you help to bring the Stanley Cup to Boston.
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