Live from France

Modern Shows® founding partner Lucy Ryder Richardson is back making telly but this time she is being dropped off in sunny Provence with a gaggle of competitive dealers and she wants you to be the first to snap up a bargain. 

Let loose in two French markets, the race is on to find quality items for a snip, give them a French or Danish polish where needed, style them, photograph and sell them for the right price quicker than you can say “Sacre Bleu”.

You might want to flag in your diary to keep your eyes peeled on the @midcentury_modern and/or @midmodmadam instagram any time between the 27th and 29th September where you can shop as items drop in both posts and story or, if you are feeling kind, do comment on them to ping them back out into the metaverse and keep the ball rolling. 

Modern Shows®  founding partners Petra Curtis and Lucy Ryder Richardson 

Lucy’s mission will be to find things she thinks design lovers will hanker after, any good midcentury at a decent price, maybe a few older unique ‘talking pieces’, objects with a good sculptural shape, furniture with patina that has a story, perhaps a bit of jewellery and anything we might need in our homes.  

Used to buying items to stage with for developers for The Modern House and Inigo estate agents before selling privately to interior designers and dealers, Lucy will be totally out of her comfort zone and will be haggling for England. Her aim is to prove that you lovely lot are the best buyers on the planet right now by bringing home the prize of top dealer.

Pierre Paulin Chair from Twentieth Century Marks

If you would like to be added to Lucy’s Vintage Drop WhatsApp send a WhatsApp or text to 07875438188 with VINTAGE DROP and your name and number and you will be added to the group and sent images. Need more details on a piece? You will be sent them on request. But make a decision quickly. With 51k followers on instagram you may have to join a queue. 

You will not only see her fantastic finds at midcentury_modern and midmodmadam on insta (so do follow these now if interested), if time you may also be the first to witness behind the scenes footage from the two markets and the beautiful French farmhouse. 

All you have to do is:

1 – Put French Vintage drop in your diary and make sure to follow instagram posts and ‘stories’ midcentury_modern and midmodmadam between 27th and 29th September. Like, share and comment so we can drum up even more interest whether you buy them or not.

2 – Contact Lucy on 07875438188 by WhatsApp or comment or DM midcentury_modern instagram if you spot something you cannot live without and are in the UK.

3- Lucy will WhatsApp you back with a PayPal link or account to pay. Whatever is better for you.

4 – You get the item when the team return from France between the 10th to 15th October with no custom fees or French delivery included. Pick up directly from South London or Lucy will calculate signed for postage or professional blanketed and belted antiques delivery from her home in the UK.

Will it go as smooth as Creme Anglaise or be Les Miserables for the dealers? It’s up to you. 








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