The Iceberg

On monday I posted about several of the refinishing projects that we had completed recently.  Well that was just the tip of the iceberg.  We have found and restored many other pieces during this same period of time.  Here are some of our favorite recent finds.

I recently found this very rare 1979 Apple Computer Pascal poster.  It has a very interesting history.  Recently the original creator of this chart, Jef Raskin, wrote an article explaining the backstory of this piece.  It is now up for auction on eBay and is ending today (8/22/18) at 7:15pm PST.  Here is a link to the listing : Link

"When Brian Howard and I were writing the Pascal Manual for Apple Computer, I discovered that the syntax chart that had been published with previous Pascal books was incorrect. With some effort and attention, I created a new and correct syntax chart, and had the brainstorm to use color to aid in understanding the structure. In each place that a new syntactic unit appeared, I made it in a unique color, and then the graphic definition of that unit was in the same color. This allowed a programmer to quickly scan the chart to find an answer to whatever question they might have about Pascal syntax.

I made up a color poster, and soon it was over every programmer's desk at Apple.

Steve Jobs decided that the poster would be a good marketing tool for Pascal -- and I completely agreed. He said that he'd have a professional artist redraw it in a 3D style, and went away with one of the posters. I suggested that Jobs have the artist talk to me to make sure that the concept behind the chart was understood, and Jobs said that he would, of course, do that.

In typical Steve Jobs style, he didn't get the artist in touch with me, and he never informed me that the project was proceeding. In fact, he never told the artist where the chart had come from, only to take the original and make it more attractive. The artist had no idea of the functional aspect of the colors, and assigned colors at pleasure, losing much of the utility of the chart. When Jobs brought the chart to show me how it came out, I told him that the colors no longer conveyed the information intended. They didn't make sense. He blithely told me that he had already had thousands printed, that what counted was that it looked a lot better than my original, and he strode off unconcerned. With Jobs' usual appreciation of appearances over functionality, no longer did the chart credit my work, but he made sure that the artist's signature appeared.

The poster was 22 by 34 inches and printed on heavy stock, with a flat black background and semi-gloss colors. Not having a scanner large enough for the job, this image was reproduced by shooting the chart with a digital camera.
-- Jef"

We also found and refurbished this Grete Jalk loveseat.  We replaced the upholstery but it has the original inner spring cushions // Sold

Another very rare find was this Harry Lunstead copper top dining table with bronze base.  This table is stunning in person and incredibly heavy // Sold

We also found one of our favorite benches.  We completely refinished it and reupholstered it in Pendleton wool // Sold

We also found an amazing pair of modern wall hangings.

Lastly, we found this incredible table lamp.  It has a wonderful mix of brass and ceramic detail.  We rewired it and found a lampshade that was a great match for it.

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