Reproductions have a place in interiors under very FEW circumstances. Why? Because there is so much original art and furniture out there at different price points that there is no need to have contemporary versions of the past.
One rare exception are the 1920s Art Deco period pieces meticulously made by American master cabinetmaker Frank Pollaro whose client roster includes captains of industry from all corners of the world as well as Steinway Pianos and Tiffany &Co., for whom he produced the amazingly chic period furniture in their Manhattan flagship 5th Avenue store.
Sometime back, I had the chance to tour his studio in New Jersey and was amazed at the level of passion for his profession, extraordinary knowledge of the original designs and the painstaking detail he goes to in sourcing his A+ rare materials. But the museum pieces do not come cheap. While the above original Ruhlmann club chair may today cost you approximately US$500,000, his version will still put you back in the low to mid five figures.