The Best of Times

Each year the summer is the time when we find and sell the most furniture.  The beginning of this summer has been no exception.  We have found some wonderful pieces and sold many was well.  Here are some highlights from the past couple weeks.

This Danish teak tambour credenza by Bernhard Pedersen & Son is my favorite credenzas that we have ever found.  It was tempting to keep it but selling it is the responsible thing to do.

We also found a Danish walnut wall unit by Poul Cadovious.  When we found it there were twice as many pieces.  We sold half of it and now this portion is for sale at Hawthorne Vintage Modern.

 Solid walnut lounge chair by Dux.  The vintage upholstery on this chair is in amazing condition.  We decided to leave it "as is" but we refinished the wood frame and replaced the seat webbing.

Our most intensive refinishing project was this set of Danish teak nesting tables.

Here is a picture of the nesting tables as found.  

We also came across a large collection of dining chairs.  The Svegards dining chairs (pictured first) are already sold.  The other two teak sets are still available.

(Left to Right) Svegards afromosia chair.  Benny Linden teak chair.  Danish teak chair

Lastly, one of our biggest buys ever.  A set of 60 David Rowland 40/4 oak & steel stacking chairs.  The whole set sold immediately upon posting them on Instagram.


In the past two weeks since our last post we have taken a bit of a slower approach.  We completed a couple custom projects and hosted our daughter's 1st birthday party.  Here are a few of our finds and completed projects that are now for sale.

Here is a Danish bar cart that I found on the side of the road.  It was in pretty rough shape here but I was able to get it looking pretty good.

Here is a picture of the bar cart after refinishing and on the floor at Hawthorne Vintage Modern.

The cart has a unique ceramic tile inlaid on the top shelf.

My favorite recent find is this 4 panel ceramic mosaic sculpture.  It is signed "Burrell"  I could not find out anything about the artist but it is definitely a unique piece of modern art.

 Lastly, we completed a couple upholstery projects.  Here is an MCM daybed that we upholstered in a soft weather resistant Sunbrella fabric // Sold

And we upholstered this modern lounge chair in a violet fabric.

Danish & More

This week we found some amazing pieces of furniture.  Three of them are already for sale and the last piece is awaiting upholstery.

Amazing Danish teak trimmed sofa.  This sofa has amazing atomic lines and beautiful original upholstery.

Newly reconditioned Danish teak draw leaf dining table by Henning Kjaernulf.

Newly refinished beech slat bench coffee table.

 Mid century vinyl daybed.

The Latest And Greatest

Our primary project this week was reupholstering the gondola sofa that we found recently.  We picked out some modern teal fabric that compliments the sofa // Sold

Refinished and reupholstered highback lounge chair // Sold

1965 Time-Life Illuminated Globe by Replogle // Sold

Interlace brass & walnut magazine rack by Tony Paul for Woodlin-Hall

Chairs & Tables

This week we finished a few projects that are now up for sale.  

We were excited to find this Drexel Declaration Centennial dining set.  It is a beautiful fusion of modern and shaker design.  Each chair is made of hand carved solid walnut.

Recently we found this Norwegian lounge chair a couple weeks ago.  We quickly started refinishing and reupholstering it.  We chose dark chocolate brown leather to compliment the dark rosewood frame.

Lastly, I refinished a walnut side table by American of Martinsville.

Monthly Post

It's been nearly a month since our last post.  Don't worry nothing  has changed.  We've been working away on various mid century furniture projects.  Here are few highlights from the last 4 weeks.

A great recent find was this gondola sofa by Tempo furniture.  This model has been the most popular style of gondola sofa for us.  It has been exactly one year since we had our last one.  We are hoping to find someone who would like us to custom upholster it for them.

Another rare find was this Tony Paul wire shelf.  It can either be mounted to a wall or sit on a counter.  Here it is pictured with some of our favorite critters.

One of our favorite restoration projects was this pair of barrel chairs.  Here are before and after pictures.

Solid teak and walnut floor lamps.  The teak one on the left has been sold.

Unique British bar cabinet.  Sold

Danish rosewood display cabinet by Skovby.

Swedish lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.

Swedish teak dining table by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Vetlanda with 4 Scandinavian dining chairs.

Danish teak queen headboard with attached nightstands.

3 Piece Meal

Here are 3 pieces that we found and developed over the last week.  

Rare walnut mid century modern executive desk from the Parallel line by Drexel.  This desk is very interesting example of American design.  The desk is finished front and back and looks even better centered in a room rather than up against a wall // Sold

 Over the past couple of weeks I have been working on creating an original slat bench design.  I just finished the second prototype.  I have learned a lot from this process and should have a final design ready for custom production available soon.

Newly reupholstered Swedish lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux // Sold

A Week in Review

Here are a few of the pieces we founded and completed this week.

Danish teak draw leaf dining table by Henning Kjaernulf.  When I found this table there was significant damage to the top.  I refinished it and was able to remove all of the damage.  Here is a picture of it staged in our dining room // Sold

A customer brought this Eames style lounge chair to us and we reupholstered it in black vinyl .

This brutalist sculpture was an amazing find.  We already have a very similar one in our home otherwise we would be very tempted to keep it // Sold

Norwegian leather and teak lounge chair and ottoman by Hjellegjerde Mobler.

Carter Bros scoop chair newly upholstered in Pendleton wool.