Sunday, April 21, 2013
Couple Hooters And A Whale. The Whale Looks Trim And Fit While The Birds Are Both Little Fatties! What Gives? Status: Three Amigos.
I had to make a trip to Bloomington Il. yesterday to deliver the four extra Kai Kristiansen "Z" dining chairs to a new owner from Chicago so I made the meeting place The Bronze Giraffe antique mall. This works well on two accounts. I got there a little late, so the recipient of the chairs got to wait while shopping at the antique mall and after the meeting I got to do a little shopping!
I'm no expert but I think this little guy is carved out of rosewood. It's very heavy for it's size. Whatever
wood it is, it's very figured and dense. I'm very surprised that none of the fine edges on feathering is
dinged or chipped. Probably because of the hardness of the wood.
Another owl, this one in ceramic and in the form of a planter. I love how it can be hung or it can sit
on a table. This is a classic '60s - '70s stylized owl figure. I almost want to keep it but all of this is
going to the shop in Frenchtown: Fleur De Lis - Home Source. There is a label on the bottom of this
that says: Aldon Accessories 1975 Japan.
Also rosewood? I think so. It's a minor coincidence that I was delivering rosewood chairs and
managed to find two rosewood figures to bring back home! The booth I got the Malcom Lealand
Totem Planter from was looking a little thin. I wasn't able to pick up anything from that seller this
time. I stupidly passed on a very cool vintage RC airplane wing that wasn't "skinned" that would
have made an amazing piece of Restoration Hardware style artwork. It had a tag on it that read
$24 but when I went to pay for it the clerk found that the "real" price was on the other side of the
tag, $69. I was so taken aback by this that I reflexively passed on it. Now I'm kicking myself.
I'm not likely to find anything like that again...at least not locally!