Hello 2018

 It's been nearly a month since our last regular post.  Since then we have finished several projects and found a few more.

Our final upholstery project of the year was this gondola sofa.  They are getting harder and harder to find so we are thankful each time we find one.

We reupholstered this B.P. John lounge chair in a brilliant yellow fabric.  It sold quickly so we are currently upholstering a Drexel lounge chair in the same fabric.

 I ended the year of 2017 by going on a 500 mile road trip.  The surprise find of the trip was this Danish lounge chair by Ib Kofod Larsen.  I have begun refinishing it but it is proving to be challenging because there is a bit of water damage but it should be done soon.

 Another thing I found on my road trip was this autumnal sculpture by Curtis Jere.

The crown jewel of the road trip was this 48 bottle wine rack by Arthur Umanoff.  They can be very hard to find.  I have only seen two others in person in the last 5 years.  It sold quickly.

We refinished this Lane acclaim coffee table and accentuated the oak and walnut tones in the wood.  It has been sold as well.

This Lane bench is the first time we have tried deep diamond tufting.  We learned quite a bit through the experience.  We are now more confident to take on a similar project in the future.

We continued our blue velvet theme with this British settee.  We rarely find highback sofas so it was wonderful to find this one and bring it back to life.

We are now in the second stage of baby-proofing our home.  This bar cart has been in our home for a couple years but we have now decided to move it along.

 Lastly, we found this incredible 9 piece sectional sofa by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  Each piece has nearly identical dimensions allowing for many possible configurations.

2017: A Retrospective

2017 was a wonderful wear for us.  We found and sold many incredible pieces of modern design and we welcomed Ellie Joy into our family!  Here is a look back at our favorite pieces from the year that was. 


January:
  Adrian Pearsall is one of our favorite designers.  We are always on the lookout for his designs.  We were fortunate to find this recliner that he designed

February:
 One of the rarer pieces we found was this oak & teak lounge chair by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen.

Swedish walnut credenza by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.

March:
  We found several Milo Baughman recliners this year.  The restoration on this chair went especially well.

April:
   A big find in April was this set of 20 Thonet bentwood dining chairs.  They were tedious to refinish but we restored them all and they sold quickly.

Here is a set of 4 that we matched to a teak & formica dining table.

May:
   2017 was another year of finding several gondola sofas.  We were equally fortunate to find teal fabric to upholster this one in.

One of my favorite photos from 2017 is this enormous teak dining table with 10 dining chairs.


Our most profitable find of 2017 was this set of Percival Lafer sofas.  The pair sold for $5000!

June
   One of our greatest improvements this year was in the area of wood refinishing.  I learned a few new tricks and techniques from a custom cabinet maker.  This G Plan Fresco credenza is one of my favorite examples of our refinishing.

July
   Our biggest one day haul this year was these 20 chairs that I found at an antique market.

The walnut armed sofa and Pendleton bench pictured were crowd pleasers that sold quickly.

My favorite desk that we found this year was this rare rosewood secretary desk by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler.

This classic design, Carter Bros scoop chair, is one that I have long wanted but upholster in Pendleton wool.  I like how the design gives the cushion a floating effect.

August:
One of the most iconic mid century modern designs of all time, womb chair by Eero Saarinen.

September:
    We can never seem to find enough credenzas to meet demand.  This one by Jydnsk Mobelfabrik sold before I could get a better picture. 

Danish teak frame sofa by Hans Olsen.

October:
    We have had many other Milo Baughman recliners but this is the only chrome one that we have found.  A rare design from 1974.

We were amazed to find a set of 20 Eames tablet desk chairs.  Most have been sold.

November:
    We love all of our gondola sofas.  Here is another one that we found and reupholstered.

This Danish teak sliding top desk by Lovig is the only Lovig desk we have ever had.  

Our final upholstery project of the year was this gondola sofa.

Lastly, a walnut Drexel Declaration hutch by Kipp Stewart.

Too Much Good Stuff

Over the last 9 days we have been fortunate to find many wonderful pieces of furniture.  Fortunately many of them were in excellent condition and only needed light cleaning.  It is nice to see that there are still some pristine vintage pieces out there.

One of the pieces that we found that definitely needs work is this gondola sofa. Teddy Bear likes it just the way it is but humans would all agree that it could benefit from new foam and upholstery.


This Scandinavian dining set was found in excellent condition.  The corded seats on the dining chairs is in remarkable condition for its age.  Typically this style of seat is found stained and torn // Sold


I was surprised to find this sofa in such great condition.  I re-glued the base to make it more stable but the brown vinyl is all original.


This lounge chair is the one piece that we upholstered in the last week.

I was surprised to find this 1970s lounge chair.  It was designed by Milo Baughman for Directional.  The design is certainly outside of the scope of the modern design but it has its own unique character.  I like to think that it looks like it is wearing pajamas.

We are always on the hunt for a nice Starburst clock.  This example by Verichron is not one that we have had before.  I replaced the corded movement with a new battery powered movement // Sold

 Recently we sold a couple Lee Reynolds painting so I snatched this one up when I saw it.

Another unique piece we found was this walnut burl side table by Brown Saltman.  The burl pattern on the top is quite mesmerizing // Sold

 Lastly, we found this vintage executive chair.  It is a nice match for any of the 3 Danish desks that we have on hand right now.

Many Moons

It's been many moons (3 weeks) since our last post.  Don't worry we weren't abducted by aliens, just busy with holidays and parenting.  Even so, we did manage to turn out a few projects.  Here is a chronology of our favorite pieces from the last three weeks

Walnut china hutch bt Kipp Stewart for Drexel.

We found a pair of oak lounge chairs.  We custom upholstered one with an ottoman for a customer in L.A.  We then put the second one up for sale.  It sold immediately.


Rare Eames Zenith 2nd generation (1955-1957) elephant gray arm shell chair.  I found the caster base this summer and have been saving it until I found a nice shell for it.  They make a great pair.

Pair of American mid lounge chairs.  They also sold quickly after we finished upholstering then.

Danish teak & leather fold down desk // Sold

American mid century stool by John Stuart.

Norwegian kneeling chair in Pendleton wool by Peter Opsvig for Balans & Danish teak desk by Bent Silberg.

 Danish teak folding desk.

 Lastly we found some wonderful local Pacific Northwest Art.