Thursday, March 24, 2011
Just Got Back From N. O. ALMOST Scored Big Time. Status: ::Sigh::...so close.
This conference table came so close to being adopted by Mr. Modtomic! Do you know why? Take a gander inside if you're scratching your head.
Other than just being a cool looking Mid-century conference table there doesn't
seem to be much to this table, does it? You know it would have to be well
constructed to have just a center pole and four splayed leg base and still be
sturdy and stable though. And since it's contract furniture it's gotta be pretty
heavy duty. But why on earth would Mr. Modtomic consider buying and strapping
this to the roof of the Volvo Wagon (no roof rack!) then drive home nearly 700
miles like that? Why on earth would he want an 8 foot long conference table at all?
Well, first of all...I didn't buy it. It was just a teeny bit too rough. It was SO hard to
leave behind though. I not only felt disappointed not buying it for the condition
issues but also felt like I was letting the seller down too. I couldn't hardly believe I
was the ONLY person who had responded to the craigslist ad! But I did clue the
seller in on why I was SO interested in the table to begin with.
Florence Knoll. This table was designed by Florence Knoll. It may well be a knock
off but it has all the right stuff as far as I could tell...except for the stamp or tag.
Dang! One Stamp on one of those legs or a tag on the underside and this would
have just made my year! The seller was asking $100. If this had been stamped it
would have been worth upwards of perhaps $2,000 - 4,000. Check it out on eBay!
But there was a pretty good section of the chrome on one of the legs that was
chipped off and all the corners of the table top were pretty banged up.
I just couldn't pull the trigger on this. Instead I shared my knowledge with the seller
and then stopped by a couple of the retro-centric shops in New Orleans and told
them about it and suggested that they could easily double their money on it if they
bought it soon (the seller REALLY just wanted it gone). Wouldn't the base have
made a great dining or kitchen table? Or maybe a base to a great Mod desk
project? Oh, it was SO hard not to bring it home!