Monday, April 7, 2014
::Sigh:: I Wish I Had Better Pics For This Post But I Just Ran Out Of Daylight Today. Still, I Wanted To Post About These Great Club Chairs I Picked Up Last Night. They Certainly Are A Stricking Design, Don'tcha Think? Status: Almost Ready.
You might think these are a cousin to the Selig "Z" Chair I've got. Maybe the "Y" chair? Why not?! These club chairs are both substantial and sleek and are just waiting to add a touch of class to my spaces at The Green Shag AND The Antique Mall of Creve Coeur!
Sadly, I had to work this afternoon when I would have liked to have been shooting these photos. I
had to take advantage of what light I had when I got home, and it was waning fast. Maybe I'll
re-shoot the pics tomorrow and update the photos. These pics really aren't doing the set justice. You
can't even see that the legs are a deep Mahogany stained wood. They just look black in these pics.
I spotted the set on craigslist a little over a week ago and thought they looked interesting enough that
they lodged in my brain somewhere. Meanwhile I was searching for an ID for some scoop chair or
another using Google Images when I stumbled across this! Hmmmm....maybe (I thought) I should go
back to craigslist and see if maybe I can find those chairs again, right? They certainly seemed to look
like those and these (scroll down after clicking through). I found the ad and sent off an e-mail. The
sellers didn't get back to me right away but we finally got in contact and last night I was finally able
to procure the set of four.
The problem now is...these chairs have tags on the bottom stating a manufacture date of 2007! And
by a company called Best Chairs Inc. Turns out they are a contemporary production version called
the Tatiana of the vintage chairs manufactured by Karpen. This presents about as many questions as
it answers! Did Karpen, which was purchased by Schnadig Corporation in the '50s, later become the
Best Chair Company...or did Best Chair buy the design...or is it a blatant rip off? I can't classify it as
a reproduction since it's not like this is the best known chair design in the world! What's your