Monday, March 5, 2012
Attributions. They Can Be Tricky And Can Raise Expectations. You Gotta Watch Those Pesky Attributions, I Tell Ya. Status: Frederich Weinberg. Is It? Isn't It?
I recently came across an eBay completed listing (where I look for comparables and values...with a grain of salt) with a set of these nesting patio table / trays attributed to Frederich Weinberg. I haven't been able to find any other patio tables like them with the same attribution though. So where did this seller get the attribution idea?
Looks like Frederich Weinberg did create many items out of steel like these. Most of what I've
found are barstools much like the Dorothy Schindele design. As a matter of fact, I think that the
two get confused often. These somewhat obscure designers are a little harder to pin down than
say, McCobb (oh wait...that can be tricky too) or Baughman (some of his stuff is iffy too).
Attribution (or not) aside, these are still very cool little patio table / trays. Perfect for when I run
out of seating at the "dining" table. Guests can sit in any of my assorted other (amazing) patio
seating and still have a table to eat BBQ at! Then when not in use they can all be stored in the
space of a single table. But like most of my patio stuff, I kinda need to get the finish under
control. I think I need to invest in a sand blaster.
I picked these little beauties up at a yard sale many moons ago. This was way back when we
used to hit many estate sales all in one day. If a yard sale happened to pop up in between a
couple of the estate sales we, of course, would have to stop. This was just a lucky stop. Sure,
the paint is chippy, but all the glass is intact! I wonder what it would cost to have them sand
blasted? Anybody ever have some patio furniture sand blasted? What did it cost?