Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I Just (& I Mean JUST!) Got This Danish Recliner. But Gawd Did I Have to Make a Roadtrip For It! Status: Fresh From The 'List.
This was listed on the 'list yesterday at 9 am, for just $28. I got an e-mail off at 11:30 am. Surprised that I got it? Me too...a little.
You see, the caveat was...well, it was a 110 mile round trip to pick this sweet seat
up. Was it worth it? Yup. Absolutely. I'll be taking it down to the bones and
refinishing the wood, shoring up the seat suspension, restoring the padding and
reinstalling the upholstery (looks original to me). Then, as I commented on Rhans
blogcast (I knew I had seen this chair somewhere before!), it'll be (yaawwnnnnn)
nap time! Actually, I'll probably be napping in it until it warms up enough to do the
refinish work outside.
So it looks like I've got TWO Milo Baughman pieces now! Yeah! I hope they don't
gang up on the Saarinen, Pearsall or Bertoia boys. The seller, Julia, was a treat to
meet as well. Even though she lives Waaaaayyyyy out in the sticks, she appears
to have amazing taste in furnishings (she found this at her local Goodwill!). We
talked for at least 20 minutes about or love of this stuff. She's lucky enough to
have her work GIVE her great mid century goodies. She had a great, if rather
plane, square side table available as well but I was broke (really, I had to scrounge
up the $28!) and I've got about half a dozen side tables in the Garage!