Ok on the way home this afternoon I finally satisfied my curiousity about the GIANT warehouse “Resellers Consignment Gallery”.
One word: FUN
Amongst rather unattractive things Aunt Tilly jettisoned from her home are some really fun things. Old, new, antique, collectible, and in between. Yes there is a lot of stuff that qualifies as dead furniture, but there are gems. I saw a handful of empire sofas today that yes would require reupholstering (some due to wear, some due to fabric choice), but they were beautiful.
Stuff is pretty much priced to move too.
And no, I did not buy that chair. I wanted to, but my better half nixed the needlepoint of it all. And it is under $100 too :<(