7.09.2009

Things I Bought Thursdays...


Franco Albini ottoman in David Netto's home photo by Francois Halard for Vogue

During the aforementioned antique shop trolling in Louisiana last weekend, I scored an awesome, awesome find...

I think.

I've wanted a Franco Albini rattan ottoman forever but either A. couldn't find one or B. found one and couldn't afford it.



Well I found one (above), and it was, wait for it, a whopping $45.00. So I of course snatched it up!

But I'm thinking it has to be too good to be true, right? Surely a knock-off?? Here's the problem, I've done loads of Internet research and can't find anything about how to judge it's authenticity.

Either way, I love it, but I'd still love your insight... Anyone a Franco Albini expert?

13 comments:

Simply Mel said...

knock-off or not, it is a splendid find! And I know you will definitely enjoy!

elizabeth said...

That's gorgeous! Who cares if it's a knock off...

Lily G. said...

Wow, what an incredible find! You can't even tell that it's a knock off!

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Jessica said...

Love it!

twin2trip said...

Oooh I love it. Where did you find it?

Christina

orange sugar home said...

very very cool. it is gorgeous. lucky you.

perideaudesigns said...

Lovely find, I say get it!

Kim said...

It's indistinguisable from the one in the magazine so I'd say you found a real deal. :)

Can you really sit on it though?

centuryfinds said...

I can't believe it cost $45. I am jealous. Even if it is a knock off, I say don't worry about it, just enjoy it!

simplesong said...

Wow what a great find + amazing deal! Knock-off or not ... its beautiful!

Happy weekend to you!

paula said...

what a fabulous find! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Kristin said...

Not an expert, sorry!, but I do love it!!

anh-minh said...

Hmmm. I have an Albini in my living room and yours looks EXACTLY the same. I don't know how you verify its authenticity either, but it sure seems legit to me!

Congrats on a great score! It's such a fantastic piece.