Thursday, July 31, 2014
After Getting Frank Inspected And Tagged This Morning And Dropping Off A Pair Of Chairs Out At The Creve Coeur Antique Mall I Was Able To Nab This Beautiful Woodard Steel Mesh Dining Set In Illinois. Status: (Was) In The Booth @ Green Shag! (Now Gone)
Apparently this lovely Woodard steel mesh patio (or interior dinette) set was available on Craigslist for about a month before I noticed it a few nights ago. How had something this amazing been so overlooked? How had I overlooked it? I guess that when we got home from vacation I wasn't on top of my game.
There's not a lot of info out there concerning this style of Woodard steel mesh furniture. The
construction is very similar to that of the Russel Woodard Sculptura seating in that both utilize
formed steel mesh to create the seating surfaces. Because of the shape given to the woven mesh the
form is strong enough that even very old Woodard chairs still look just like the day they were
I can't find much by way of definitive date info for this particular set but I have seen it described on
1stDibs as being from the '50s. I do know that it is no longer a design offered by Woodard on their
web site. The organic shape grabbed me right away when I spotted them the other night. I didn't
know that they were Woodard but after about an hour of looking for them on the web I figured that
out. I knew I had seen them somewhere before!
So I spent my morning desperately trying to get myself over to Illinois to pick these up. It was a
challenge. I was up and out of bed before 8am. I know, I know..."8am? WOW! Big deal." But I
don't do mornings on work days. Remember, I work 2nd shift. Also, note that I'm often posting here
about 2 or 3 AM! Anyway, I managed to get everything done SO EARLY that I even had time to
drop this set off at The Green Shag today. Yes! I'm blogging about it...AND It's Already Available!
That almost never happens. Even a broken clock is right twice a day!