I did not know Amy well personally, I knew her style and her exceptional eye for antiques. I have bought many of her pieces for clients. Stories of an amazing auction deal she missed or a rant on a co-worker of mine that she felt so guilty for she sent cookies as an apology is the most up close and personal I ever got. I hear she was an incredible person, lively and brash. Last week the design community and beyond lost a great talent. In an interview for 1stDibs, Amy was quoted as saying, "I always bought just what I liked, whether it was off the street or in a chateau."
"Learning that if she couldn't understand the numbers a dealer quoted her (in Bordeaux), the price was too high, and if she fell in love with a piece to move quickly and not haggle. 'Life is too short,' she says with a knowing but gentle smile." 1stdibs Introspective - Shop Talk - Amy Perlin Antiques