FrenchEclectic

29 Sep

More Fauxtiques:

FrenchEclectic on the front page with vintage french dining table

Treasury photo linky from craftcult http://www.craftcult.com/archives/fp/fp_23299.jpg

Shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchEclectic

Item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76126876/vintage-french-dining-table
Description: “Old Louis XV Style Dining table with base refinished in a pale grey finish. Has 2 leaves to seat 10 comfortably. Circa 1940. Imported from France.”

Table also available at Cottage Haven Interiors as Vintage Louis XV Style Dining Table

http://www.cottagehaveninteriors.com/productItem.php?prod_id=1723 They describe it as ”
This vintage Louis XV Style Dining table features two leaves that expand to seat 10 comfortably. The base of this table has been refinished in a pale gray. Circa 1940. ”

Wow! Same table, same photos but one is a faux finished table and one is Imported from France.

I suspect both interior designers buy from the same supplier.

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13 Responses to “FrenchEclectic”

  1. Life During Wartime September 29, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    This page from Cottage Haven Interiors matches more items from FrenchEclectic:

    http://www.cottagehaveninteriors.com/furnitureFrenchCountryReproductionsProduct.php?

    The information box discloses the source, Eloquence Inc.
    http://www.eloquenceinc.com/about.php

    who manufactures fauxtiques in the contemporary French style.

    Reseller QED

  2. Life During Wartime September 29, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    This won’t make sense until my comment above has been moderated so you can read it.

    But here is the website of the Etsy shop — found addy on her Etsy Profile — where she talks about her love of French antiques….with no mention that the items from France are repops she buys wholesale.

    http://kelseygrauke.com/

    This looks like another shop that uses a few vintage ‘shelter items’ to fly under the Etsy reseller radar…when Etsy bothers to turn the radar on, that is.

  3. Life During Wartime September 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Note that almost all the listings in FrenchEclectic’s shop have this comment:
    ***Images courtesy of Amelia Cooke and Kim Redmond***
    These are the owners of Eloquence Inc., as stated on the About page here:
    http://www.eloquenceinc.com/about.php

    So FrenchEclectic purchases furniture from Eloquence that may be old and may be French. Eloquence then updates the piece and sells it to FrenchEclectic. The listings in FrenchEclectic’s shop for these items do not disclose that they are not the importers, and neither are they the craftspeople who recover the furniture. So they are not selling vintage furnture as found or selling vintage furniture they altered when the photos are credited to Eloquence.

  4. BeenThere September 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    “Etsy, where ignorant people shop for fake crap”

  5. Susan September 30, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Those look like the dining tables sold during the late 1980’s when the first round of shabby chic country was in fashion and entire sets are at estate auctions every week for about $100. Spray paint does wonders to the price tag.

    I don’t think FrenchEclectic actually purchases the furniture from Eloquence. I think if French Eclectic gets an order, then they go and buy it from Eloquence. Because there are other places selling the same item, same photos from Eloquence .

    http://www.seekchic.com/products/Antique-Louis-XV-Style-Pale-Grey-Dining-Table-c.-1940.html

    http://www.thebellacottage.com/product_details.php?pid=7708&id=10

    So a reseller of fautiques items they don’t make or own.

  6. Life During Wartime September 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Has anyone seen a shop or item they reported in the last week or so removed?

    I just checked and even the ARakels shop the Moose reported to Etsy is still passing off as vintage the items she bought from the Moose. It appears that Etsy has shut down its site integrity department. I also have a bunch of comments linking to other merchants ARalels bought her items from, but are still awaiting moderation.

  7. FreakOut September 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    They all went home to get wasted.

  8. sickofetsyshit September 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    LDW: Funny you should ask that question, because after I report items or entire shops, I will check back to see the status and mostly it has been good news – GONE! But, this past week, everything I flagged is still there. The most glaring items being the self-described 2009 t-shirts, lol! I thought that would be a “gimme” and get pulled immediately. Oh, well…

  9. Life During Wartime September 30, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    WJW, Susan! How the hey can those tables ALL be OOAK? From ‘our vintage one of a kind line’? Snort.

    Thanks for confirming what I thought I was seeing on Etsy, sickofetsyshit. This whole week seems to have been a slacking off on even the usual half-hearted effort at ‘marketplace integrity’. I am wondering if in the new year we will see the dos and don’ts are history.

  10. DeadKittens October 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Brand and features are unknown but she’s sure its vintage.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82689238/vintage-louis-vuitton-monogram-lv

  11. BSMeterMaid October 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    …and we are sure that she is full of shit.

    By the way, who in their right mind would buy furniture online, even from an established company? It would cost a fortune to ship. Shop locally, kids.

  12. DeadKittens October 3, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    Another clueless vintage seller:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/alwaysvintagenvogue?ref=pr_shop

  13. susan November 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    French Eclectic is now a 3AS (three armed sweater).

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