Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Panthers on the Prowl

We have been the happy owners of this set for a few years now. In our old house I had set up one of our extra bedrooms as a music room for John and wanted a Jungle theme. I thought these would be perfect! Now the panthers greet us in our hallway and can be seen from the living room and our bedroom. I love these guys!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Walk Like an Egyptian

I love this set for so many reasons. It has tons of detail, it's a rare find and has one of my favorite frame shapes. The last time this set was up for sale it was purchased for $1300.00. I would not have paid that much for this pair but somewhere between $500-$700 would be realistic. I am hoping someday to find art in a very vibrant colorway. Now that would be something to get excited about! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buddha and the Beast...and a Beauty

Carlo watercolor subjects of the Asian persuasion are easy to find, affordable, and usually have more detail in the background than other subjects. On this set a gold metallic paint was used for detail on the dragon and cherry blossoms, metallic paints are rare for Carlos work. Many would say the actual art of Carlo is a novelty in comparison to the frames. This pair of trapezoid frames are very well grained and detailed. Frames like these are becoming harder to find as more people paint the frames to freshen them up instead of refinishing them which can become a very lengthy process. This set was listed for $1200 and eventually the price was dropped considerably.

I would value this set from $350-$550 depending on the market