This is the fifth instalment of my #SpotTheFake contest and it seems to get more and more entries every week. This week there were 35 entries!! WOW!!! I feel so grateful for this. Thank YOU for taking part 🌸
🌸WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?🌸
I will be running #spotthefake every Tuesday, and I will post a few pics of a few antiques. It may be antique lighting, antique furniture, or even top designer furniture. One or more will be fake or reproduction.
It's up to you to #spotthefake. Post your choice in the comments, and maybe let me know why you think that.
- To enter, you must upvote and resteem my post
- Leave your choice in the comments, only one image is fake! 😍😍
- The prize will be 5SBD, payable once the 7 days is up.
- I will take all the correct answers, of the qualifying entries and do a random draw with this site
🌸LAST WEEK'S WINNER🌸
Well done, @rayelite1. You are the winner!
Almost all the entries had the correct answer, but unfortunately, some entrants did not resteem, so they did not qualify for the Random Thing Picker draw. Don't forget to RESTEEM
The first pic was the fake. We buy both the reproductions and proper vintage lights in India, from the same supplier. So this supplier is able to make exact copies of the vintage lights at his factory, and his copies are PHENOMENAL. A lot of people commented on the shininess of the light in Image One, but don't forget that aluminium (or any metal for that matter) can be polished up to a high shine!
Quite a few peeps noted that the second image looked "fake" because it was so perfect. This is a good observation. A lot of the time, repro pieces are sooo good that you cannot tell the difference. Sometimes I can't tell, after doing this for almost five years. It takes a very sharp, trained eye to Spot The Fake!! (I couldn't help that lol!!)
🌸 SPOT THE FAKE #05 - ANTIQUE FRENCH SOFA 🌸 🌸
This week, I am testing your newly trained eye! Both of these sofas have new fabric on, but only one is a proper antique sofa. Often, we will buy a piece of furniture with completely ripped and/or soiled fabric, and the piece will have to be reupholstered. In these cases it's important to note details like what wood the frame is made from, whether that wood is carved, polished or painted, and in person, you can often feel the stuffing of the cushions to try to determine age.
To enter, you must UPVOTE, RESTEEM and guess the correct image! Answer will be revealed this time next week!
🌸To enter, don't forget to upvote, resteem and leave your answer in the comments🌸
🌸Thank you for your participation, I am super excited to see my contest grow and grow!🌸