Sunday, May 12, 2013
'Twas A Marvelous Day Here In The Midwest. I Partook Of The Wentzville Flea This Morning And Rescued This Vintage Jacobsen Series 7 Chair. Status: Why-Oh-Why.
I passed it by three times before breaking down and making an offer on it. I just felt so sorry for it. It's not a bad paint job...just SO the wrong chair! It's a shame Becky Miles didn't know any better. But I'm gonna see if I can rescue it.
...Although, it is kinda growing on me. But, alas...no it must be stripped and fixed proper. The legs
should be easy, they are chrome plated under that green paint. It's already coming off. The seat
should be easy to strip too, I'm just a little bit worried about what I'll find underneath it. Was there
a good reason Becky painted this 13 years ago? Maybe it was already black and she just dabbed
some more decoration on.
Good lord, that's just so sweet that it's pushing me into a sugar coma. I'm not exactly sure how "vintage"
this particular chair is. I think the older ones have the maker info embossed on the center plastic cover
on the bottom. There seems to be a later design like this with the Hex Key screw in the middle and a
sticker label. I'm, of course, going to do a little more digging but as of now I can't really say this chair
is an authentic Arne Jacobsen / Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair. But I'm hopeful!
So Becky, your off the hook for the moment! What's your opinion of this chair? Travesty or Treasure?
Somewhere in between? Would you have picked it up for $30? Would you go to all the trouble of
stripping and refinishing it?