Hello Troupes! Or is it Troops??? Oh well. I’m ready for Spring. How about you? We actually haven’t had much bad winter weather here in Topeka. Although I am looking outside at snow right this minute and it is forecast for tomorrow too. But, I am still ready for Spring and early Summer. I don’t like extremes, so I don’t like it when it gets too hot either. Anyway, since I’m looking forward to sitting outside and it is time to start planning for those outdoor living areas, we decided to have our new listings for the next couple of weeks feature those great indoor and outdoor areas. So, get a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and peruse this week’s offerings. Remember to click on the photo to see the complete listing with more photos, sizing information and price. Here goes……
First up is a delightful little circa 1950s patio set including a round table and four chairs. We love this vintage wrought iron with its graceful curves and spirals. It has just enough going on without being too busy. After tons of online research, we have not been able to determine the maker, but we feel it to be done in the style of John B. Salterini as we have seen similar pieces attributed to him. The table with its central pedestal base makes seating easy with no legs to get in the way. Its painted finish has lots of age patina if that is your cup of tea, if not, it can easily be painted. And, its glass top can be used indoors or out. The chairs are very comfy and will be easy to linger in over dinner. Their turquoise vinyl seats with royal blue piping are very bold, bright, and beautiful. They would put a spark of color in your sunroom or on your patio or deck for sure. Click here or on the photo to view the complete listing on our website.
Second is an awesome set of polished aluminum swivel lounge chairs by Russell Woodard that I am struggling with putting up for sale as I love them soooooo much! These are the epitome of mid-century modern sunroom furniture! Attributed to Russell Woodard circa 1960s and comprised of polished aluminum and chrome with such a sculptural form. Their curving back sweeps down and around to form the curvaceous bucket shape. The bucket seat is perched atop a chrome swivel base. Most of these Woodard aluminum tulip-shaped chairs have the same aluminum base as the bucket seat and can be used outside; however, this set has a chromed base that would not be suitable for the out of doors. They will need cushions made; but, we do have one of the original back cushion that can be used as a pattern. Wouldn’t they look fabulous in your mid-century modern sun room, living room, family room, entryway, bedroom, just any room you choose?! Someone better hurry and buy these before I change my mind. Ha! Click here or on the photo to view the complete listing on our website.
Next is another patio set attributed to Russell Woodard. John’s mom had this exact set. I think her granddaughter, our niece, Jennifer, has it now. And, what an iconic mid-century modern outdoor patio set to own! I hope she hangs onto it and passes it to one of her kids. I must admit, although by most online reports this set is designed by Russell Woodard and produced by Woodard Furniture circa 1960s, we did not find this set listed in the Woodard Furniture timeline. But, whatever its true origins, it is a fantastic design which is comprised of spun fiberglass webbing that somewhat mimics the look of wicker but with a much more modern approach. We have painted this typically white set a gorgeous rich black which I believe makes a good-looking set outstanding! This round table along with its glass top and sassy little chairs is ready to put some spark in your life. Click here or on the photo to view the complete listing on our website.
Fourth is a mid-century modern round wrought iron and laminate patio table. We are in love with this exceptional mid-century modern wrought iron dining table!! We have seen this same table base with an onyx top attributed to Arturo Pani; however, this table’s only marking is a tag on the bottom of the top which says Blacksmith Shop Collection and is dated 12-71. Extensive online research has not garnered us any information on Blacksmith Shop Collection or documentation tying this to Arturo Pani. But……This is a marvelous piece of high quality mid-century modern furniture, no doubt. It is comprised of a fabulous wrought iron geometric pedestal base with a stunning white faux slate laminate top. It is a striking combination that would, obviously, be perfect in a sunroom aka Florida room, California room, or lanai. But, I think it would also make a statement in your dining room, kitchen, family room, or really wherever a table is needed. It is not suitable for outdoors with its current laminate top; but, it could have a stone or glass top exchanged for that and be very handsome on your porch, deck, or patio. Click here or on the photo to view the complete listing on our website.
Last, but definitely not the least is this exceptional pair of lounge chairs. I am so excited to present this awesome pair of chaise lounge chairs! They are called the Barwa chair and were designed in 1947 by Edgar Bartolucci and John Waldheim. They are comprised of an extruded aluminum tube frame that has a slipcover of canvas which is laced up on the backside and bottom like a corset. Pure lovely simplicity of form. The frame allows for a two-position relaxation just by rocking it forward or back for feet-over-head reclining. At the time it was touted as just what the doctor ordered for healthful relaxation. Considered a streamline update from Michael Thonet’s bentwood lounge chairs or Le Corbusier and Marcel Breuer’s metal versions. These would, obviously, look fabulous on your patio or by the pool but I can also see them covered in a fabric that would make them work wonderfully in a living room or by a fireplace. The existing canvas cover on these has seen better days (it might make one more season) but, goodness, the sky is the limit on what the new covers could be!!! Click here or on the photo to view the complete listing on our website.
Ok, now I’m even more excited for Spring! Until next week, enjoy your life and your home! Chris