Monday, January 12, 2009

Should clients consider reproduction furniture?

Many of our clients have us create reproductions of antique originals. Most typically, this is because:

1. They like “the look of a piece” but need custom dimensions or features; and/or
2. The cost of a reproduction is typically for less than a fine authentic antique; and/or
3. Their client needs multiple copies for a contract project.

The trade-off, of course, is that a reproduction will never appreciate like a genuine antique. 

Shown below: Our Reproduction of an 18th Century French Trumeau Mirror
List price: For the original, $31,500; for the reproduction, $8,000

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