Have you ever heard of Newel.com? The self-titled "Ultimate Destination for Antiques" holds an impressive assortment of antique furniture in the online world. Why should you care? They also have a huge selection of movie props. I'm not talking about auction items, or clothing that's touched your favorite actor's sweaty body -- they sell furniture and decorative pieces. Boring, yes, unless you think of the bigger picture -- being a lucky bugger wealthy enough to furnish your home with cool movie furniture. That would be the life...

Newel not only sells this stuff, they also rent out pieces to a number of productions, which means more bang for your buck -- many pieces have been in multiple films. Some of the antiques are downright astronomical, especially when they're a lot older. Much of the TheAge of Innocence lot can run you $30k to $40k. But there's a bronze inkwell from that collection for under $3k that's popped up in Ghostbusters, The Cotton Club, and Regarding Henry as well. On the more realistically priced and handy front, there's a $9k leather English chesterfield (I've priced these guys before -- that's not bad) that's been in Meet Joe Black, Man on the Moon, Revolutionary Road, Shaft, and a bunch more. Heck, they've even got things up from films that aren't out yet, like this impressionist painting for under $3k that's in both Shutter Island and A Couple of Dicks.
categories Cinematical