Following the little excursion to the Moorthy's antique emporium, MaximumCityMadam and I headed over to Chor Bazaar. Since mentioning it in a post all the way back in June 2012 (read here), I have been back to Mutton Street quite a few times, picking up the odd small piece of furniture or knick-knack. I just love it down there, browsing through the
priceless antiques junk and going up and down the dusty narrow shops - occasionally trying to strike a deal with a Muslim shopkeeper. Usually unsuccessfully!
Yesterday, I saw a few bits I would like - such as a colonial style desk (on which to pose my new Apple wonder-machine and do all my
surfing the net humanitarian work from), and a very nice solid teak bookcase. These things will require further coercion of discussion with Mr Jules of course. First of all I have to get my own way negotiate for that coffee table....
So the only thing I bought was a reconditioned Art Deco fan - for a mere 2,200 Rs! (GBP 26). It's so cool (and cooling) that even our cleaner remarked on it this morning.
Apart from that it was just nice to wander in the relatively ambient heat of Mutton Street whilst MCM tried to track down a standing lamp she'd seen in a picture, and a few drawer handles. Successful on both fronts, a relatively small amount of money was exchanged for a solid brass floor lamp and we managed to knock down a shopkeeper to half of his ridiculous starting price for a very nice set of brass and glass drawer handles - actually by waiting for the shopkeeper to go out for lunch and negotiating with a shop assistant whilst his back was turned. What goes around comes around!
|Beautiful, colourful glass lanterns line the ceiling at Taherally's, 28 Mutton Street|
|Rosewood cabinet topped with vintage glass jars at Taherally's , 28 Mutton Street|
|Loving your blue window frame/curtain combo lady!|
|You will find lots of carved wooden animals including this Chinese Dragon mask.|
|Loads of craftsmen at work on Mutton Street - they tart up your finds after you have agreed a price.|
|A rummager's paradise|
|Love these colourful lanterns hanging outside one of the shops|
|Need a trumpet or a French horn? Well this is the place to come!|
|There is one stall selling vintage trims|
|Plenty of eye-catching Bollywood posters to be found in Chor Bazaar|
|This is the shop where I bought mine...(good provenance)|
Thanks for visiting....please stay tuned for my guide to shopping for colonial antiques in Mumbai later on in the month.
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