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.  
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.

Danish Teak Wall Bar

Last summer I found a Danish teak wall bar by Poul Heltborg for Dyrlund.  It's a rare and amazing piece but it was in horrible condition.  It had been in damp storage for 20 years and was full of spiders. I avoided working on it for several months because I was afraid that it was damaged beyond repair.  I finally ran out of other projects and decided that I should try to work on it.  I had to use wood bleach to get all of the discoloration out of the wood.  I was not sure if it would work or further damage the wood.  The wood bleach worked very well.  All of the other damage was repairable as well.  I am very happy with how it turned out and excited to share it with the world. // Sold

I didn't take many photos of the original condition but here is a before and after picture of the wood bleaching process on one of the ends.

Fun Finds

Over the last week we discovered some great finds.  We also finished a couple more projects.

 Danish rocking chair by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Mobler

 Danish teak flip top bar cart.

 Set of 6 dining chairs by Korup Stolefabrik (sold) & draw leaf dining table // Sold

 Selig Easy chair and ottoman in pink velvet upholstery (sold)

 Selig lounge chair in cobalt blue velvet // Sold