There’s no doubt decorating a home can get expensive. For the young collector, exploring different aesthetics can break the bank, or leave a permanently unfulfilled wish list on the nightstand. Discovering personal style gets easier with Freeman’s. The August 9 Collector’s Sale offers a variety of furniture, decorative arts and more at a fraction of the cost from some of today’s interior design authorities. More than a competitive price point, most of the pieces offered in the Collector’s Sale were used as the crux for bank-breaking replicas. Check out these 10 pieces offered in the upcoming Collector’s Sale compared to their 2017 twins.
Charles + Ray Eames Chairs
These two soft-pad lounge chairs from the 1970s would fit seamlessly into a chic 2017 office. Estimated between $50-100, the chairs feature cast aluminum and enameled steel. Pottery Barn’s version of the larger lounge chair is on sale for just $719, while Restoration Hardware is offering a fabric desk chair for $750.
The Originals: $50-100 | The Imitations: $1,469
Richard Schultz Chairs and Table
Lounge on the patio with these iconic Richard Schultz table and chairs. Circa 1966, these pieces are representative of some of Schultz’ most influential work. The set is estimated between $200-300. Blu Dot is offering derivatives of this paramount design with a $1,399 table and chairs for $299 a piece.
The Originals: $200-300 | The Imitations: $1,997
This set of five DKR chairs, in excellent condition would add a pop of color to a dining table or even accentuate a modern office space. Circa 1951, the chairs derive from Herman Miller and feature eiffel tower bases. They are estimated between $200-400. West Elm is offering DKR chairs in a variety of colors in leather for $399 each.
The Originals: $200-400 | The Imitations: $2,000
These Scandinavian nesting tables can offer warmth to a modern space. Circa 1960, the tables were built with rosewood and feature matte-chromed steel legs and detailing. They are estimated between $300-500. Restoration Hardware utilized the same simplistic shape as the Scandinavian nesting tables and opted for all metal instead of a combination. They sell for $950.
The Originals: $300-500 | The Imitations: $950
George Nelson + Associates Desk
Designed by George Nelson + Associates for Herman Miller in the 1950s, this was the desk to maximize small workspaces. The steel frame model 4173 is overfed with an Eames DKR chair and is estimated between $300-500. The iconic design of this desk was reimagined by Pottery Barn and is being offered for $729.
The Originals: $300-500 | The Imitations: $729
Florence Knoll Sette Couch
This design has been imitated since its inception in the 1970s. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in 1973, this Sette couch features a bright blue upholstery with a chromed-steel frame. It is estimated between $500-700. Trading steel legs for wood, Crate + Barrel was inspired by Knoll with this small couch offered at $1,799.
The Originals: $500-700 | The Imitations: $1,799
Florence Knoll Bedroom Set
Bring home a piece of the 1950s with this bedroom set. The collection includes three chests with an extension top, a king-sized headboard and a nightstand. Each piece is crafted from walnut and features chromed-steel detailing. Its estimate is between $1,000-1,500. On the other side of the material spectrum, West Elm has a bedroom collection featuring the same modern design in a less-warm material— metal. The pieces are sold separately with a bureau on sale for $959, nightstand for $299, dresser for $799 and bed frame for $959.
The Originals: $1,000-1,500 | The Imitations: $3,016
Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs
This set of two chairs from the 1970s would pair nicely in an office setting or settle into a living room as extra seating. In the stye of renowned furniture designer, Milo Baughman, the chairs feature chrome detailing against a bold-colored velvet and are estimated between $300-500. Anthropologie is also offering Baughman-like chairs for $1,298 a piece.
The Originals: $300-500 | The Imitations: $1,298
Mario Bellini Chairs
Pull up a seat at the dining table with these Mario Bellini leather cab chairs. Circa 1976, the chairs come in a set of 12 and are estimated between $1,000-2,000. Crate + Barrel’s version is nearly identical at over twice the price; $399 per chair.
The Originals: $1,000-2,000 | The Imitations: $4,788
Ludwig Miles Van Der Rohe-Style Chair
Styled after the celebrated architect, this chair circa 2000 from the Knoll Studio is one of the newer items in the Collector Sale. The Barcelona Chair is leather with chromed-steel legs and detailing. It is estimated between $500-700. Complete with crossed chromed-steel legs, Crate + Barrel is also offering a leather lounger chair in the same style for $1,899.
The Originals: $500-700 | The Imitations: $1,899