Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So I Failed To Procure The Teak / Chipboard Scandinavian Roll Top Desk Yesterday (Using The Term "Failed" Rather Loosely) But That Just Set Me Up To Grab THIS Lovely Dining Set Later That Evening! Status: Available.
Had the desk been in better shape (had not it been chipped) I might have gone ahead and purchased it and today you'd be checking That out instead of this. Those roll top desks are nice and relatively easy to move since they are just a short cabinet with a hidden desk (as apposed to a large office desk) but I think this dining set will likely move just as quickly.
The dining table is interesting in that it has that raised edge all the way around much in the style of
a Morgens Lassen "Egyptian Table". Maybe not so comfortable for those who rest their forearms
on the table but nice if you've got kids who spill their Cheerios on a regular basis! I've never seen
another like it. Then there are the Four dark "spots" in the center. Why? Decoration? Dunno, but
I like it! The top looks like Walnut to me and I think the legs might be Teak. Note that the legs are
split with a dowel pin connecting the two separate pieces. How unusual, right? I'm not 100% sure
that the table was originally with the chairs.
The Teak and Vinyl chairs pair nicely with the table but I think they just don't quite match. Why
would the manufacturer put that big Walnut top on the table and Teak on the chairs? Who knows. I
could totally be wrong because I can't really find out much of anything about either one! What I DO
know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that these are some of the most dramatic Vintage Modern dining
chairs I've ever come across! You know...if I hadn't already found my lovely Kai Kristiansen dining
At least there are partial tags on three of the four dining chairs. They aren't any help except to
identify the frame wood, the manufacturer and the location of the manufacturer. Seems like a lot
to go on, right? I still got nothin'. The chairs aren't in quite the good shape that the table is in. The
vinyl has some issues here and there. There's been some re-glued joints and some repaired spots on
the legs that are easily overlooked. The chairs present well and are sturdy, and that's kind of the point
of them...right? I didn't get around to getting much more done to them than knocking off the dust
'em. They need to be further cleaned up and given a nice drink of Teak Oil. They'll get that soon
and then be made available either at The Green Shag or Fleur De Lis - Home Source...which ever
has the room at the time!