Right now is a pretty active time for me. I have lots of projects that are being worked on and will be coming together soon……..hopefully. Anyway, I thought I would give you a sample of what is coming!
Vintage Desk & Chair
I have eyeballing this piece for a while because I am a huge sucker for unique Formica from the 50’s. This was at an antique store we frequent often and it had been there for some time. The only hitch to getting this piece is there was no chair for it. After cruising Craigslist for a week or so, I found a chair that when re-upholstered will look like it went to this desk. The desk is marked but the mark is unreadable :(. Here are some pics of it before it gets its refresh!
I fell in love with this desk because of the tapered leg, and of course the Formica that I just go ape for!
RCA Victor Stereo Orthophonic Mark XIII
I found this piece on Craigslist in San Francisco. I used to own one of these in a cherry finish and always regretted getting rid of it. I am a huge audiophile and would fill a warehouse with audio equipment if I had the chance. As you can tell, this unit needs some work. I am going to refinish the wood on this piece, but will have to re-veneer the top of the lid. I plan to use the champagne Heywood Wakefield stain to finish the cabinet. I will need to get it over to my audio guy to get it running perfect again.
RCA Victor Stereo Orthophonic Mark III
The next unit I have I got off of Craigslist as well. I had to drive to Walnut Creek to pick this unit up. This unit is very clean and just needs a tune up! I can’t wait to play some Como on this sucker.
Here is a cool advertisement educating us about the “New Living Stereo” technology of Orthophonic!
Heywood Wakefield M590 China Cabinet
This is such a cool hutch when restored. I have the shelves and glass doors in storage. The cabinet doors look rough but after sanding, they will look like new.
I have a lot of work ahead of me and I will keep you all up to date on my progress. We are going to be moving soon to hopefully a mid-century ranch style home, so there will be a whole lot to cover in our new place.
There is something special about vintage electronics. So forward thinking for the time and even now they are still mechanical feats in and of themselves. Great collection! Looking forward to reading about your new home!
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