๐ŸŒธ WIN 5 SBD! Contest! Spot the Fake #06! ๐ŸŒธ

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This is the sixth instalment of my #SpotTheFake contest. Guys, I am SO THANKFUL for all the entries every week. It's getting more and more each time! Forgive me for not getting back to every one who commented, but please know - your comments and entries are SO much appreciated! Thank YOU for taking part ๐ŸŒธ


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! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  • 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


Well done, @sharoonyasir. You are the winner!

winner pic.jpg

NO YOU GUYS!! I cannot believe it, sooo many people thought the second, gold couch was the real antique. I thought it was so clear that the first image with the red velvet was the real deal.

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A lot of entrants mentioned the joints, and the fact that they are visible. This is a sign of bad workmanship, guys. You would NEVER see this on an antique. Another point was the brass tacks used, and the lack thereof on the first pic. This is just a specific style design point, mainly on French pieces. The first pic didn't have the tacks, but that doesn't mean that it's not old.


So, for this week's comparison, I am asking you to have a look at these two gold painted wooden mirrors. The fake is a very good, and I will be surprised to see many people get this right. The typical characteristics of a carved French mirror are very fine and delicate carving, painstakingly careful paint techniques and (most times) a beautifully bevelled mirror.

Using these guidelines, please tell me which image you think is the fake!

To enter, you must UPVOTE, RESTEEM and guess the correct image! Answer will be revealed this time next week!

Image One:

1400 x 800 - R13680 INCL VAT.jpg

Image Two:

sold - 850 x 400 - R4560.jpg

๐ŸŒธTo enter, don't forget to upvote, resteem and leave your answer in the comments๐ŸŒธ
๐ŸŒธThank you for your participation, I am super excited to see my contest grow and grow!๐ŸŒธ


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Great contest @princessmewmew and thanks for using @resteemable

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I believe image 1 is the fake.
Simply because it has a bit too much of carving while image 2 is a lot more minimal.

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Number one is the fake. Thanks for the contests!


Itโ€™s a pleasure! Iโ€™m glad to see you again!

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first one seems real for me ...

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I think number 1 is fake. Thanks for the contests!


Hi! Thanks for your entry ๐Ÿ’“

I think #2 is fake, upvoted, resteemed

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I think image 2 is the fake one. I can't really say why but with the look and painting, image 2 is fake.


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Woohoo, I got the last one right! I like this comp :-)

For this one I really have no idea, but am going on pure gut just like the last one I guess.

I reckon no #1 is fake, merely because I think the carving is a bit too over the top for the French, I reckon they're much more understated. Plus I think the bevelling on the mirror doesn't look right, a bit too modern.

Nice comp, I don't really care about the prize money, I just like the idea of trying to spot fakes, there's an antique dealer hiding in all of us somewhere, or at least I'd like to think that :-)


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I think image #1 is the fake.


Heyyy! A new face! Thanks for your entry. Iโ€™ll post the winner next week!


Sorry! You didn't upvote the post, so unfotunately didn't get an entry

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I belive the first mirror is fake๐Ÿ”Ž but I need a closer look..... yeah I say nr 1 is fake ๐Ÿ˜lol


Haha! Yes, itโ€™s hard to tell over photos!

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Indeed it is.... for a newbie anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

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#1 seems to be fake :D I hope I win!

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thank you for this contest @princessmewmew. for this week's #spotthefake, it seems that the fake is the first item.

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I'm going to go picture 1 if fake. Let's see if I can redeem myself!!

To me the mirror in 2 looks older, and possibly thicker than in 1. If 1 is the real deal, it's going for a pretty good price ;)

Probably wrong again lol!!!

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Any antique dealer could fool me. I know nothing about antiques, but I'll choose #2 as being the fake this time.

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I go with numbet 2 ..it is fake

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Image One is the fake.

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Image one, is the fake one.

I would say image 1 is a reproduction.

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Number 2 is the fake

OMG! Still cannot get over the fact that I won the last one yayy. Thank you :D This time, I think the first one is fake. While it looks gorgeous, the second one has that antique feel so the second is original and the first is fake.

# 2 is plain crude and ugly - completely lacking typical French elegance, if I may for a moment put on such a haughty hat. Have you ever seen a worse fleur de lis motif attempt anywhere? - the upside down effort at the bottom even more offending. Not to mention the lack of finesse and balance in the rest of the artwork. If this mirror is really old and really French, it is probably the reason why the guillotine was invented before the revolution. (Only joking!)

The apparent damage to the crowning embellishment at the top of # 1 as well as some other telltale markings may, if they are not fake, indicate that this is indeed a piece from yesteryear.

My guess is that the fake #2 was probably made by some impoverished 3rd world victim of some evil empire who has had only a brush with the original culture - may some steemian relief reach them soon!

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i think number 2 is fake.

Awesome. Number 1 is fake

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Hi @princessmewmew! I think, that mirror in the first picture is fake. I'm so glad to see your original contest is growing! Fingers crossed for it! :)


Hi gurl! Me too! Nice to see you ๐Ÿ’“

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Image 1 is a "fake" aka replica, while image 2 is a repainted original

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I think number 2 is the fake, mostly because of where it appears to be hanging.


The bathroom? ๐Ÿค”

I love this comment. This is my first time here.
Okay I pick number 1 is fake

I guess number 2 is fake

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Awesome. I vote number 1 is fake.

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I believe the second one is the fake and the first one is the antique.

To be honest, I think the the second one is the antique as it is simple and at the bottom of the mirror, golden color on the wood is somewhat decayed a bit.

But appearances can be deceiving.
So, I chose the second one as fake. Think it as risk taking. :p

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2 is fake... Hope I get it right! :)

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Image 1 appear to be fake. The round carving is not smooth and delicate as described.

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#2 is the fake one.
Thanks for the great contest :)

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Image No 1 is fake.. image 2 is real.

Thank you for the contest. Impatiently waiting for results

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Picture 2 seems to be fake here..

P.s they both look super real to me though. Just firing arrows in the blind.. ๐Ÿ˜„

Nr 1 is fake. The second one is so delicate, it would take more skill to make

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The first one is the fake.

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This is hard, but i think the #1 is fake.

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the second one is fake

Just discovered this contest, I like the idea of it.
I think image 2 is fake.
First one seams to have more fine delicate carving and the second looks older which for some reason makes me think its fake

I'm going to say #2 is the real one.

You come up with the cutest for format for your contest, where and how did you learn to do this?

I think image 1 is the fake!

Image 1 is fake ... The 2 is authentic.

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@princessmewmew - I missed a few contest but will get back to spotting the fake next week for sure. Great to see the contest growing! It would be interesting to get other people who are experienced with antiques involved to see if they are any better at spotting the fake compared to the rest of us :D

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I think 1st is fake . It's just gut feeling I don't exact answer