Thursday, September 23, 2010

All That Glitters

Agent Gallery Chicago Brass Curtain
via Agent Gallery Chicago

In case you hadn't noticed, we're still in that brand-new-love phase with our wheat sheaf coffee table. What I should say is that when Lady Sheafy's number pops up on my phone, I still get nervous, and sitting on the couch next to her is just like sitting next to your crush in 10th grade geometry - except that Lady Sheafy probably took geometry in 9th grade and now she's busy with thespian society or AP Art or something.

But that doesn't mean all is well in the living room. One picture from the last post in particular may have given you a huge clue as to what exactly's rotten in the state of STUDY's living room.

Wheat Sheaf Table
Those windows do not a lady befit.

Okay, maybe not a huge clue, but a carefully edited one at that. Here, this is more like it:

Crooked Gold Wheat Sheaf Table
WOAH! Try not to get too seasick.

Exhibit A: Some seriously janky blinds hiding behind the couch. I mean, we're talking lowest of the low here. Plastic, stained, not at all exciting - these are crying to be ripped down. But when you're throwing money at the floors, the tables, the walls... well, some of your children have to starve.

Actually, they don't look so bad in those pictures but TRUST - these are not good in a really not good way. Which is where Agent Gallery comes to the rescue:

Agent Gallery Chicago Brass Curtain
Vintage Brass Bank Curtains
via Agent Gallery Chicago

They've been hanging in fellow TVB vendor, Agent Gallery's window for a while now and I'm surprised that no one's picked them up. I mean, who doesn't love slightly patinaed, vaguely chain mail-looking curtains weighing 50 lbs each? We've wanted these forever, but the new coffee table's the perfect excuse. Or would all that gold get a little disco/King Midas? Oh right... WHO cares, just bring it on!

Agent Gallery Chicago Brass Curtain
via Agent Gallery Chicago

Agent Gallery Chicago Brass Curtain
via Agent Gallery Chicago

DON'T buy them (we want them) but, uh, they can be yours for $5,500. Oh, hell just buy them since they're out of our window budget.

At least we've got this to soothe us:

Agent Gallery Moon Print
Moon Chart by Mariano Chavez
via Agent Gallery Chicago

Who needs a real moon or curtains for that matter when you've got this silver-printed goodness? Agent Gallery actually had this at The Vintage Bazaar, but for whatever reason I didn't pick one up and I'm kicking myself for it now. This piece is linen-backed, signed, measures 28"x29" and - I believe - is in an edition of 150. Again, if most of them have been sold, DON'T buy it... but it too can be had for $95.

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