Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sturdy Construction And Good Bones But No Name. The Chairs Was Stinky But They Was Cheap. Status: Cheap Wins!
After a buyer picked up the Eames Aluminum Group dining table from my booth (44) at the Green Shag Market antique mall I figured I better get down there and install another dining table in it's place. Since I was headed that direction anyway I thought I would pick up these smashing (OK, they WILL BE smashing...someday) dining chairs that had been put up on c-list. Look, I was going that way Anyway! Don't judge me. ...it's true, I can't stop.
Yes, I know...kinda rough. If you think they look rough, you should take a sniff of 'em. On
second thought, I wouldn't wish that on anyone...at least as they sit. They did not come from a
Smoke Free home. Definitely not. The are Stinky! But that really is the worst of it. The finish is
rough but I think I can help that. The upholstery is shot, but that can be fixed. The framework is
solid. No real wobbles to speak of.
I could have swore that I've seen these chairs on the web lots of times, but - of course - as soon
as I started trying to ID them (maker or designer) I couldn't find them anywhere! I'm not
expecting them to be by a famous designer but I would like to know the manufacturer. I did
manage to find a clean set on flatout design, a sellers blog stationed in Chicago, to see how nice
these might look once cleaned up all pretty and such. Still, no other identifying information. So
as of present, I still got nothin'.
I took the seat pads off so as to get rid of the fabric and padding. I won't bring these stinky
things inside even the garage until the odor is gone. Also, it makes it easy to stack them up very
efficiently! You can see that these have had a lot of use. They look to be fairly high quality chairs.
Nicely put together and rock solid.
This "W" is the only discernible marking on the chairs. There are no tags (except some tape
with numbers ostensibly to match seat pad with frame) or other stamps to help me along. What
manufacturers had a "W" stamp? Winchendon? Doubt it. Any ideas?