Isn’t this stunning?!?
We found this 1960’s chair fighting for its life with the worst cat damage I have ever seen. So we took it to Janine for reupholstry. I don’t think I have laid eyes on a more gorgeous piece of furniture. There is no other like 2231-C. It is like a work of art. The lush green pairs so well with the rich walnut. I hope Adrian Pearsall would like this.
Here is a beautiful pair of cantilever club chairs by Joan Burgasser and Anton Lorenz for Thonet, circa 1972. Tubular chromed steel frame with brown wool upholstery. The design won the 1972/1973 Design in Steel Award and Joan Burgasser was Thonet’s head of Marketing at that time. As a key figure in the rise of modern tubular steel furniture, Lorenz’s importance stems not only from his furniture designs, but also from his patented inventions and successful entrepreneurial ventures. Both chairs are comfortable and in good original condition. The wool fabric has a subtle modern design. Overall this pair of chairs are in very good original condition. $550
I picked these up at a local auction of a home that had many high end pieces. I loved the design and could tell they were good quality. But the original fabric was in poor condition. I wanted something bold for these founders chairs. I was thinking a big abstract black and white but also time period appropriate. A light bulb went off when I was thinking of my favorite bold 70s furniture. Textile designer Jack Lenor Larson fabrics were some of my favorites, in particular the jaw dropping butterfly sofa. So I searched until I found the best tribute.
THIS PIECE IS SOLD
I had a hard time with this one emotionally and kind of ethically. I bought it with the intention of restoring the wood. It was painted very poorly a flat cheap white paint and the original pulls were missing. After I got more and more of the paint off the more I found that it just wasn’t going to be able to be fininshed without some serious skills, time and money. So I painted in the best enamel paint for longevity, in a time period neutral, found some mid century pulls to compliment and fixed all her problems so she is ready to see another 60 years. Now in the shop $475
John Keal for Brown Saltman side table or bar. Beautiful walnut grain with Brutalist copper and glass abstract door hardware. Walnut grain is beautiful and original, this piece has not been refinished but in very good vintage condition. Versatile can be used as a bar, cabinet, or side table. Right compartment is open and can hold barware or other small items. This piece would have originally came with folding lap trays that fit into the larger open side.
27″ x 27″ x 19″ H $475
So much about this piece is still a mystery that has our imagination juices flowing but let’s go over what we do know.
Ok, so let me just get this out of the way and say that I am absolute garbage at writing. I hope to use this platform to go more in depth about my art and passion. So if you’re along for the journey and don’t judge too harshly on grammatical errors, then follow me.
This dresser was one of my all time favorites, and one of my all time favorite customers has it (Thanks Anne!). Blonde dressers are so outdated and drab to me. The weird finish that is used is challenging to remove and often I find gorgeous wood underneath, like red oak, cherry, maple, etc. I live for transforming these pieces, mostly because people don’t get too upset when they are painted. Finger guns…jk I literally never use finger guns.
I found this piece way out in the middle of nowhere