Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Lane 3 Piece (There's Actually a 4th in the Garage) Living Room Table Set. Danish Modern? Atomic Inspired? Mid-Century Mod? Status: Looking For a Pigeon Hole.
I'm just not sure how to describe these tables. I hesitate to call them Danish Modern, though I can't explain exactly why. They have a slight Atomic Age look to them but it's very subtle...and Atomic Age doesn't usually drip with subtlety, does it? Mid-Century Modern just seems to cover such a swath of styles.
These tables were bought as a set off craigslist about a year and a half ago. I
spotted them and e-mailed the seller who wanted a little more than I was offering.
We went back and forth a while (you know how much I Love to haggle) and then all
replies stopped. I tried a few more e-mails, then gave up...figuring I'd offended the
seller. Oh, well.
About a month later I received an email from the seller again apologizing for
loosing contact. It seems this was the time when all of southern California was on
Fire and he was asked on very short notice to rush out and help a good friend
save his place. Well, no apologies necessary! So we came to an agreement on
the price and I finally got the tables.
The set is in pretty nice shape, although it looks to have been refinished at some
time. There are a number of brass rings that locate at the top of each leg that are
missing. When I got the set many of the tiles had been removed. The seller was
going to remove all of them and put different tiles in there place. A few were
damaged and a few were missing all together. There were just enough to re-tile
these three with damage free tiles, bu that left the one coffee table out in the
Garage without any tiles. Oh well, it has a square "hole" in the center just the right
size for a 12" X 12" tile so that is easy to fix. Maybe I'll get around to that this
spring as well as grouting these three. Lot's of projects this spring!