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Smackdown: Ikea vs. antique

The Brooklyn Paper

Interest in antique furniture is declining, but are the new, value-conscious shoppers getting what they pay for? Here, The Brooklyn Paper compares two beds, one from Circa Antiques on Atlantic Avenue, the other from Ikea, the big box on Beard Street in Red Hook. Yes, folks, it’s our first-ever furniture smackdown!

Style: Swedish farmhouse, 2008
Material: Solid, stained pine with a clear polyester lacquer
Price: $299

Circa Antiques
Style: American Rococo, 1860
Material: Exotic walnut veneers, intricate carvings and details
Price: $5,700

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bd from carrollgdns says:
Well to each is own.If you wish to spend 200- for an antique rather than 5,700. Its your choice of state of mind. Material is worthless. Also, there is about 50 antique shops all along Atlantic Avenue- they are competing all with themselves. There are many people, between the Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gdns, Red Hook, Park Slope, etc. that go shopping and still are buying the best top prices for antiques. It depends on the individual-this should not reflect on all.
Aug. 18, 2008, 4:31 pm
Angel panora from Park slope says:
I Owned an antique store on 5 ave btw 15and 16 sts called time galleries let me told you this never compare quality of antiques with new furniture
they totaly different
Aug. 22, 2008, 1:53 pm

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