Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Could This Be The Elvis Of Living Room Seating? It Swivels AND Rocks...It Comes From The Same Era...It's A "Club" Chair...Elvis "Played Clubs". Ok...Maybe That Was A Stretch. Status: What? It's Already Gone?
Right, picked up this fantastic swivel rocking lounge chair at the estate sale last Saturday. Poor thing was sittin' all by it's lonesome down in the basement. That's not true...really...the round table featured yesterday was down there keeping it company along with a few other disparate items. That sale was something of a hodge podge yet one of the best I've been to this year!
Wow, I'm feeling a little like Dana over at Mid2Mod! I put this and the round table up on
craigslist Sunday night and by Monday afternoon had a new owner lined up for both! They
found their new homes this afternoon. That's the quickest adoption I've ever managed!
The chair had a fair amount of pet hair on it when I got it home. I took a roll of packing tape to it
and relieved it of most visible fur. I say visible because the new caretaker emailed me a few
hour ago letting me know that she had "found a HUGE wad of cat hair and a flea collar under
the lower cushion". I had let her know ahead of time that it had been in a household with pets
and that I had removed as much as I could of the visible pet hair. I'm glad she's still happy with
it as she said she'll be giving it a more thorough cleaning tomorrow and is looking forward to
using it in her nursery. What a perfect chair for a nursery! It doesn't just rock...it looks good
Looks like it was made by Wieland / Unimold. Wieland still makes institutional furnishing. I
couldn't find much to compare this chair to by searching the name Wieland (in various
combinations with vintage, mid century, danish, etc.). The other tag on the bottom is a delivery
tag from Dolnicks Furniture here in St. Louis. Dolnicks specializes in pricey contemporary
furnishings. I don't find it at all surprising that this chair might have come from such a place in
the '60s or early '70s.