An Authentic Antique Chandelier
from Buenos Aires
for the new Floorspace
It was shame we didn't get a photo of the antiques dealer, a tough negotiator ready to switch from charm to hard-money-talk in a flash. Luckily, Ricardo (pictured below left) had given us plenty of training re cutting the deal. He had also taken us to a different antiques market, Mercado de Pulgas, where we looked at what seemed like hundreds of chandeliers. But nothing compared to this one, spotted in San Telmo on our first day looking - French style, not too big, not too small, no too new looking, not too decrepit - perfecto!!
Our very own Araña de Luces
Spider of Lights