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The owners of the 2,000-square-foot loft in Chelsea loved antiques, and had furnished the apartment accordingly. There was a china cabinet topped with carved scrollwork and a grandfather clock standing sentry near the door.

Persian rugs padded the floor. And it was all getting in the way of a sale. “It was filled very beautifully with antiques that were quite expensive and precious, but did not fit with what you consider a Chelsea loft,” said Charlie Miller, a Corcoran agent who represented the owners with his colleague Laurie Lewis.

“It didn’t fit with the type of buyer who’d be looking at the space.”

The owners were resistant to removing the furniture, and the brokers weren’t happy with the initial level of interest in the condo.

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Lead image a 'Biedermeier' cabinet on the website of VBK lighting

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