Monday, November 22, 2010
I'm in the middle of trying to ID this cool little side table when I accidentally ID the Belleville Flea Mkt. Chair! Status: Half Full or Half Empty - You Decide!
I bought this at Steve's Antiques over the summer. I had seen it there languishing in the back for quite a while and finally realized that it just needed to come home with me.
It had the sad fortune of having had it's top surface painted in 80's or 90's with
"fleck stone" paint. Ick.
I have since sanded it down to bare (ply)wood but haven't decided what to do
next. From observation I get the notion that it was originally painted a light cream
color. The Wood has a nice grain so I'm thinking about staining and finishing it. I
think it looks like an Arthur Umanoff piece but I've been fooled before. I thought
the same thing about my (former) Dorothy Schindele desk.
It took me about two days of "off and on" searching to figure out who designed it.
My first thought was Mr. McCobb...then Umanoff...when they didn't pan out I just
sorta' randomly found a pic of another desk just like it. I usually end up finding
what I need through these thin threads of similarity. Google Image search is
Speaking of Google Image search, while trying to ID the table above I found out
the ID of the Danish style chair I found at the Belleville Flea Market back in
Turns out, according to the author of paulmccobb.blogspot (whom I am not a fan
of for other reasons(EDIT! Please Read Comments Below!), namely his impertinent behavior on my flickr page) this is a
"1959 American Design Foundation chairs designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart
MacDougal manufactured by Winchendon Furniture". So I guess I have to give the
author props for this info. It's just that I've seen his comments on several sites
espousing his opinion concerning a particular chair and it makes him look like he's
on some sort of mission from God to correct everybody's wrong ideas. I generally
have no time for that kind of behavior. Enough ranting. I may be totally wrong
about the guy. Anyway, I'm sure there is at least one person out there who thinks
I'm a jerk!