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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: Konrad on January 10, 2009, 08:36:22 AM

Title: Art Deco?
Post by: Konrad on January 10, 2009, 08:36:22 AM
If Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 how can the WE 500 first released in 1949 be Art Deco?  ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300227560710
Title: Re: Art Deco?
Post by: Bill Cahill on January 10, 2009, 10:10:28 AM
Looks like a 55 model to me. It was obviously painted black over white.
Bill Cahill
Title: Re: Art Deco?
Post by: bingster on January 10, 2009, 05:53:30 PM
"Art Deco" is one of the most frequently misused terms on ebay.  To far too many people, if it's modern, it's art deco.
Title: Re: Art Deco?
Post by: McHeath on January 10, 2009, 11:54:02 PM
I agree on the overuse of the term Art Deco.  Lots of phones are listed as Art Deco that are not even close, such as this model 500 which is just a nice clean modern design. 
Title: Re: Art Deco?
Post by: mienaichizu on January 11, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
I generally do not agree to that phrase, A common misuse phrase on eBay. I can say Art Deco for AE40, but not for WE500
Title: Re: Art Deco?
Post by: Mark Stevens on January 15, 2009, 12:59:45 PM
"Art Deco" is one of the most frequently misused terms on ebay.  To far too many people, if it's modern, it's art deco.

The next time I sell something, anything, on eBay, I'm going to call it something different... Art Nouveau!