Freakin’ Tiquen’ Summer 2015 – Off to Brimfield and Beyond!

This is the tenth anniversary of what Chris and I call a “Freakin’ Tiquen” summer antiquing excursion. Our first one was back in 2005 when we hit the road to Kentucky and Ohio. Since then, we have explored Indiana, Canada, Michigan and Texas. Now we are off to New England and for the first time the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. For this trip, we are hoping to give daily updates of our “Freakin’ Tiquen'” adventures and  Art Deco finds.

 

An aerial photo of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market.

An aerial photo of the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market.

 

To get in the Art Deco frame of mind and get some inspiration for the trip, Chris and I went to see a screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 sparkling comedy Trouble in Paradise, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis and Herbert Marshall. The fantastic art direction was by Hans Dreier (1885-1966), the set that he created for Madam Colet’s (Kay Francis) is one of the best examples of the Moderne style of the early 1930’s, seen in any film. Here are some frame grabs of that set.

 

The staircase of the main set, with a wonderful glass and chrome chandelier and a copy of panel 2 of the Jean Dupas (1882-1964) paint "La vigne et le vin".

The staircase of the main set, with a wonderful glass and chrome chandelier and a copy of panel 2 of the Jean Dupas (1882-1964) painting “La vigne et le vin”.

 

Madame Colet's home office featuring a great Art Deco desk and a Kem Weber (1889 -1963) chair.

Madame Colet’s home office featuring a great Art Deco desk and a KEM Weber (1889 -1963) chair.

 

Here are the some of the clocks that are featured in the film:

 

Chic table clock.

Chic table clock.

 

Quintessential Art Deco Clock.

Quintessential Art Deco Clock.

 

A wonderful grandfather clock in the Moderne style.

A wonderful grandfather clock in the Moderne style.

 

Gaston Monescu's (Herbert Marshall) office in the Colet home. Great Art Deco telephone and ceramic table sculpture.

Gaston Monescu’s (Herbert Marshall) office in the Colet home. Great Art Deco telephone and ceramic table sculpture.

 

With this as a kick off we can’t wait to see what we find at Brimfield and beyond on our “Freakin’ Tiquen'” road trip.

 

Chris and Anthony (The Freakin’ Tiquen’ Guys).

 

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