Found & Finished

On Monday I went on a buying trip and came home with two Milo Baughman recliners.  We got right to work on one of them and upholstered it in black leather.  It is a very handsome chair and I am sure it will make a lovely addition to a happy home.



 It is always nice to find the original label.  They are almost always missing.

 Last weekend I found this interesting atomic style rocking chair.  We gave it some much needed repairs and upholstered it in a vibrant yellow fabric.

Road Tripping

On Monday I drove around for 12 hours looking for modern furnishings.  I discovered some amazing finds.  Here they are.
My day got off to a quick start and my truck was overflowing by the early afternoon.

 Over the years most living room sets have been split up.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to find complete sets.  This set is Swedish and was designed by Alf Svensson for Ljungs Industrier.
 Although these Milo Baughman recliners look nearly identical I found them separately, about 10 miles from one another.

 My final finds of the day were this Danish style lounge chair and an amazing cocktail set.


This lounge chair and cocktail set are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

Monday's Offerings

We started off the week by refilling our spaces at Hawthorne Vintage.  Here is what we added

This pair of Danish oak slipper chairs were in rough shape when I found them but we put lots of work into the wood frames and the upholstery.

 MR cantilever chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe.

 Pair of Danish teak stacking cabinets & a pair of solid walnut bar stools by Dillingham.

 Solid walnut lounge chair by Gunlocke.

Big Buys

On Friday I had a great day of buying.  Here is what I got!
 (Left to right) Solid teak floor lamp, Danish teak bar cart by Orla Molgaard and Peter Hvidt for Soborg Mobler, and a Gunlocke lounge chair.  It is shorter and wider than the common desk chair version.

Pair of "MR" cantilever chairs designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.

2 lounge chair frames; one is Japanese the other is American

Danish rosewood desk by Arne Vodder for HP Hansen.  It has already been sold


Now Available ...

We have several new pieces now available at Hawthorne Vintage.  Here they are:

 Adrian Pearsall style gondola sofa, refinished and reupholstered.


Early Plycraft lounge chair and ottoman refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Refinished Danish teak dining table and Drexel dining table.

Complete Lane bedroom set including a lowboy dresser with mirrors, king / queen headboard, nightstand, & highboy dresser, 





Fantastic Bones

This week I have found some amazing bones pieces.  They all available for custom upholstery.

Adrian Pearsall style gondola sofa

 Mid century 4 seater sofa

Retro sofa with maple legs

 Pair of Danish style lounge chairs.

Swedish teak lounge chair by Alf Svensson for Ljungs Industier

A Significant Find

As I have educated myself about the history of modern design over the last 4 years one of the pieces of lighting that has caught my attention is the Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen.  Poul Henningsen was the preeminent Danish lighting designer of the modernist era.  Many of his designs are still in production by Louis Poulsen.  Recently I was very fortunate to find one while out looking for modern furnishings.  Unfortunately the one I found is just the shade of the artichoke lamp.  It does not have the original light fixture but I was able to adapt my own lighting fixture without detracting too much from the original design


Photo Credit: Louis Poulsen



Shopping Spree

This week we bought more inventory than any other week this year!  We also finished a few projects too.  Here are just a few pieces that we got.  More pieces will be revealed soon.

One exciting score this weekend was an entire walnut Dillingham bedroom set including highboy & lowboy dressers, a mirror, pair of night stands, mirror, and king headboard.  We also bought a matching dining set and bar stool which are being refinished.

Highboy dresser
Lowboy dresser.
Pair of nightstands.

We also got a Danish teak secretary desk from the same estate

Secondly we found this beautiful Danish teak dining set.  The dining chairs were designed by J.L. Moller and the table was designed by Niels O. Moller


Lastly here are the two projects that we finished this week
Eames style lounge chair and ottoman in Pendleton wool and mid century club chair upholstered in Pendleton wool and leather

Monday Morning Update

Our primary project this weekend was reupholstering this daybed.

We chose to upholster it in a much softer color as well as adding an inch of padding and shorter legs.

One of my finds this week was this Danish rosewood credenza and hutch.

Lastly, my favorite find of the weekend was this huge glass & walnut coffee table designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.

Three New Offerings

We now have 3 new pieces available at Hawthorne Vintage

(Right) Kroehler loveseat newly reupholstered in orange fabric.

Rare "Mr. Chair" executive chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft.

Clausen & Son Danish teak credenza on hairpin legs.