Found Stuff

Here are a few of the things we found since our last post.

 Swedish teak and oak credenza by Brantorps // Sold

 1970s rattan hanging loveseat // Sold

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman // Sold.

 Milo Baughman style recliner.  Currently being upholstered.  Available soon

Rare pair of Danish teak ottomans by Finn Juhl for France and Son.  Now available at Hawthorne Vintage and on eBay.

Supply & Demand

 Summer is a glorious season in Portland.  The weather is nearly perfect and there are amazing events and festivals almost every day.  Portland also continues to have the hottest U.S. real estate market. This means that lots of people out and about furnishing their new homes.  The demand for fine modern furnishings is at a fever pitch.  We are doing our best to supply the market but it can be tough to find nice pieces as quickly as they are selling.  Here are a few of our most recent offerings.

Very rare Danish teak and palisander lounge chair by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Komfort.  Finding this chair was an incredible experience.  It sold in just a couple days.



 We found these Erik Buch bar stools a couple weeks ago.  Once we got around to upholstering them they sold quickly.

 Each of these lounge chairs have beech wood frames but with different stains.  The chair on the left is Swedish and was designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.  The chair on the right is Yugoslavian (sold).

Loveseats are a great fit for all of the new high-rise condos in Portland.  This teak loveseat was designed by Illum Wikkelso for Neils Eilersen.

Last but not least, a newly refinished Danish teak credenza.

Weekend Warriors

This weekend we hit the road hard and found some amazing pieces.  They all need a little work before we put them up for sale.  Each one will be a fun and worthwhile project.

My favorite find this weekend was the wave chaise lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.  Adrian Pearsall is one of my favorite American designers.  We have had several of his chaise lounges in the past but this is the first time we have had one with this leg configuration.


Pair of Danish teak bar stools by Erik Buch for O.D. Mobler.  This is the most iconic bar stool design of the MCM design era.  A set of them were featured prominently in Don Draper's apartment on Mad Men.  // Sold
Loveseat by Paoli Chair Co.

Oak lounge chair by Baumritter.

Back in Action

It's been a couple weeks since we have written a blog post but we haven't slowed down at all.  Here are a few of the pieces that we have finished in the last couple weeks that are still available.

Swedish teak and beech dining set.  American wall unit by Tacoma Chair Co.

American mid century sofa.  This is one of our all time favorite projects.  It came out beautifully and is super comfortable.

Adrian Pearsall style bench upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Newly upholstered 1960s daybed.

Adrian Pearsall style gondola lounge chair.

Open For Business

Each spring and summer Portland becomes a giant construction zone.  The city takes advantage of the break in the rain to complete a whole years worth of infrastructure projects.  One of this year's projects was to replace the sewer system on Hawthorne Blvd.  As a result, there was no street parking and restricted access to Hawthorne Vintage May 1-20.  The construction finished on Friday and we had a weekend of sales!  We added 3 new pieces to the shop this weekend and two of them have already sold.

 Pair of Danish walnut lounge chairs with new cushions.  Sold in just a couple hours.

 Adrian Pearsall style bench in Pendleton wool.  Sold in just a few minutes.

American walnut credenza // Sold

What A Week

We had a very busy and productive week!  We finished a couple projects and found many other pieces.  Beyond what is pictured we found a Danish dining table, 7 bay wall unit, Danish loveseat, and more.  Details coming soon...

Danish royal wall system by Poul Cadovious.  I originally found the rails and cabinets for this system in December.  About a month ago I found all of the shelf brackets.  Last week had the 12 walnut shelves made at a local cabinet shop.

Set of 4 danish teak dining chairs.  These chairs have amazing solid teak carved dining chairs.  We built and upholstered new seats for them // Sold

Pair of Danish walnut lounge chairs by Borge Jensen.  Available with custom cushions // Sold

The most unusual find this weekend was this Brazilian rosewood grandfather clock.  It is stunning in person and the clock chimes every 30 minutes.

Modernist Furnishings

Recently we have continued to stay busy working on projects and finding we new pieces.  Here are our most recent offerings.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

We are always on the hunt for gondola sofas.  They are in high demand and short supply.  When we found this one it was missing its legs and half of the springs.  We replace all of the springs, added new legs and upholstered it in a modern grey fabric.


"Impact" bedroom set by Kent Coffey // Sold.

Lastly a Curtis Jere "Tree of Life scultpure.  Signed "C. Jere 1971"

Mission Accomplished

This week we finished three projects.  Here they are:

 Before & After //  Mid century American daybed.  Teddy Bear (the floppy eared corgi) looks as handsome as the final result.

 Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin;  Refinshed, new cushions, and new webbing.
Refinished Danish teak dining table.  The dining chair pictured with it are being offered by another vender but they are a nice match for the table.

Spring Has Sprung

The spring weather has been wonderful in Portland.  It seems that good weather and good finds always seem to go hand in hand.  Last week half of the Remnant team went out of town for 5 days but we still operated at full capacity finishing projects and finding new ones.  

Just before Heather skipped town we finished this 3 piece sectional and got it into the store.

A few days later I found this beautiful teak dining table by Poul Jensen.  It's a perfect match for the sectional sofa. // Sold

Another wonderful find was this tambour door credenza by Sven Aage Lassen.  It sold immediately.

Another completed project, Set of 4 American walnut dining chairs with new upholstery. // Sold



Danish rosewood secretary desk // Sold.

Lastly, one of our projects for this week is this Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin.

Bought & Sold

Our past week was full of buying and selling.  Here is what we found and sold.

We were very excited to find this wonderful highback sofa.  The lines of the steel legs are very unique.  The orange vinyl is a great look but due to condition will have to be replaced.  Perhaps we will recover it in an orange fabric.


Sets of 8 dining chairs seem impossible for us to find.  We were luck to have found them.  They sold within a few minutes of being put up for sale.

One of our new offerings at Hawthorne Vintage this week was this refinished Danish teak butterfly leaf dining table.  

It has been several months since we have had any dressers or headboards.  Both of these pieces sold quickly as well.


Curtis Jere style "urchin" floral sculpture.  It would have been nice (but not financially responsible) to keep this one.  Now available at Hawthorne Vintage


Unique set of  wrought iron & rattan nesting tables.  These pieces have design element of both John Risley and Arthur Umanoff but we have not been able to figure out who exactly the designer is.

This daybed is looking sad right now but soon it will be happy.