Saturday, 11 June 2011

Art et Meubles de France: Grande Vente

After our experience at the Grande Vente Emmaus, we were tempted when we saw the following outside 'Art et Meubles de France', on the outskirts of Richelieu.

As with the Emmaus sale, the entrance was unprepossessing..

But inside there were two floors packed with reproduction wooden furniture, fabric and bric-a-brac, from the sublime to the ridiculous.....



The furniture was sublime; the prices, ridiculous, even at "vente" figures!

Unbleached fabric being cut to protect purchases??
Needless to say we left without purchasing but fascinated at what lay behind the humble facade
......and we're already on the lookout for the next "Grande Vente"!

1 comment:

Craig said...

I'm always amazed at what people think they can get for items at such sales. I usually leave thinking that I've thrown away better than they are trying to sell! Huge space though.