Parting is such a sweet experience If you’re able to find the best value for a vintage as well as a “no longer needed” furniture piece using a very simple to navigate online marketplace for resales. Twins who are known for their culinary skills, Marlien and Coliena Rentmeester are doing exactly this by being pioneers in the market to benefit of The Chairish Pink Book, the first of its kind, a comprehensive pricing guide for antique furniture and décor. The off-chute function of the well-known online resales site, Chairish, allows design buyers to determine an instantly older item’s value by entering the description keywords and generating a suggested listing price range based on a detailed information about the item’s history. “It provides price info based on similar sold items,” says Marlien, “So you can be sure you are paying a fair and resonable price.”
A Los Angeles-based couple, known as the Rentmeester twins (Marlien is the adored Fashion blogger of Le Catch and Coliena is a well-known fashion photographer) They are working on a renovation of their homes. They have decided to use the price guide when listing their sale of 45 items on Chairish that will begin at 6am PST/9am ET on May 25. The auctioned collection features beautiful Chinoiserie pieces as well as elegant Hollywood Regency seating and intriquing Indonesian antiques. There’s a wide range of styles in design that originates in the twins’ Dutch and Indonesian heritage and their upbringing. “Mar and I are first generation American,” Coliena explains,”And as we grew in our house, we represented our parents’ various backgrounds and love of antiques and travel.”
The guide to pricing is exploring new ground to assist both sellers and buyers in making the most of your shopping experiences. “Until now, vintage lovers have lacked an easy, accurate way to determine the value of a vintage piece,” Chairish’s Co-founder and President Anna Brockway. “The Chairish Pink Book eases the process of negotiation and addresses the definitively the age-old question of: “Am I getting an amount that is fair? ‘”
Although the two twins’ love to use the pricing guide, it’s hard to say goodbye sometimes. “The item hardest to part with,” Coliena says. Coliena, “Is the Serge Mouille-inspired light. It’s classic. I’m sure I’ll be looking for a new one soon.” Marlien adds: “I think I’ll regret not having the turquoise urns since they’re stunning; effortless to integrate into any space and always stylish.”
The Rentmeesters may be parting ways with a few treasured items, but they’ll soon be a different person’s treasures.