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FOR SALE: NIVICO JVC GB-1E Globe Speakers

FOR SALE: NIVICO JVC GB-1E Globe Speakers

These Nivico JVC GB-1E globe speakers combine both great sound and cool design. One of these speakers has been tested and sounds great. The other still needs a wire ran to operate it. The overall condition of these is good. It appears that they are the same except the rubber band that wraps around them seem slightly different. If interested please message me. Sorry no shipping on local pick up in San Jose California.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR SALE: Morris Futorian Space Age Lounge Chair

FOR SALE: Morris Futorian Space Age Lounge Chair

This is a futuristic Mid-century lounge chair by pioneer furniture designer Morris Futorian (1907-1994). In very good condition with minimal wear. The seat cushion is missing one button. The base has been reinforced which is a good thing considering these did not have the strongest bases. This is a very solid and comfortable chair. No shipping pick up in San Jose California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batik Tiki Art…Vintage?

Batik Tiki Art…Vintage?

Mel and I came across this framed piece today at a local antique store.

I had been eyeballing it for some time.

I am not sure of its age but it almost has a whimsical Disney feel to it.

Each face is so annimated and colorful!


Unfortunately, I can not decifer the artists name!

Anybody familiar with this artist?


I think this will be a cool addition to our tiki room!

Paul T. Frankl set designed for Kane Kraft

Paul T. Frankl set designed for Kane Kraft

Mel and I picked this set up recently. Paul T. Frankl designed this set for Kane Kraft sometime in the late 40’s or early 50’s. I have always wanted a vintage bamboo dining set and this was the exact style I had in mind.

As you can see, the set was a little grubby from years of use. Most of the filth came off with cleaner, but the backs of the chairs had years of oil and grease built up on the surfaces. I cleaned them and resprayed them with polyurethane.

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I have yet to clean this piece but that is all it should need.

We purchased this with plans to pick it up the following week. When we returned the store owner brought to our attention that there was a matching sideboard if we were interested! Yes please!

The top of this piece is fantastic!

So much storage, and we love those knobs.

The wood used appears to be solid Koa or Narra. The sideboard is solid and heavy. The grain of the wood glows like beams of sunlight in the sun.

I am currently on the hunt for appropriate fabric to recover the seats in.

Sellers Remorse

Sellers Remorse

Mel and I have been vintage home decor dealers for many years. There are times when we look back and say “why did we sell that”?!?! Now that we are looking at moving into a new house (once we find it), we need to find more items to fill it. We thought we would include some photos of the items we regret selling and would entertain an opportunity at getting them back!

This fantastic yellow chair was so comfortable! It went really well with our other space age items in our collection.

These were an Alameda Antique Fair find and we jumped at the opportunity to own them. These could have been great end tables lighted from the inside.

We used this in Mel’s apartment before we furnished it. It was our temporary couch and was surprisingly comfortable. Another selling mistake. It was made by Chromcraft.

This is our largest regret! This 5 Piece Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Lighted Hanging Bar was to die for! We wouldn’t be upset if the new owners wanted to sell it back to us.

This bar!!!

It even had drawers for storage.

Space Age Table Set/Chess Table

Have you ever seen an ultra cool coffee table/chest like this!?!?

We miss this Modeline mod circle floor lamp with shelf too!

This little Philco gem was such a cool little set.

This was the largest Letterman ribbon print we had ever seen.

WHY?!?! We sold this Vladimir Kagan Sectional too! What is wrong with us!?!?

Because we don’t have enough of these. This Carlo of Hollywood Buddha piece was large and interesting and still had vibrant colors.

This was our first classic car. It is a 1955 Ford Fairlane sedan. I know it has four doors, but it was clean and it was fun to cruise around in.

And lastly, our 1962 Ford Econoline. This thing was my dream car. I have always been a van man. She went to a good home, but I miss her.

 

 

It’s Official

It’s Official

After lots of time and effort we finally have our house packed up. Today is officially its first day on the market. You have all been with us on this journey of decorating and restoring this home. It’s a bitter-sweet day. If you know anybody looking for a dynamite atomic ranch in the Sacramento area, pass this along. Thanks everybody!

Here’s are links to see more details & photos.

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Turning the Page

Turning the Page

Mel and I are turning the page onto a new chapter in our lives.

First of all, we are closing our showroom inside Midway Antique Mall. We originally became dealers out of necessity. Our collection became too large and we needed an outlet to cycle out our pieces. We started with a small showcase at a local antique mall and it grew into our showroom at Midway. Over the years, we have had a fantastic time being dealers, but it’s time to move on. Everything in our showroom is 30% off from now until our last day on August 31, 2017. We are also open to REASONABLE offers and trades. Free layaway is still available. Here are the most recent pictures of our showroom. We can’t guarantee that everything is still there.

Another sad end is that we are selling our very original 1959 ranch style home. Living in our neighborhood (South Land Park in Sacramento, California) has been fantastic.

Many of the home owners in our area are devoted to preserving the originality of their homes. We have wonderful neighbors and have built some really great friendships and memories while living here. Some of the great memories include making it onto the 2016 Sacramento Midcentury Modern Home Tour, hosting numerous photoshoots, being published in multiple publications, and even having Kevin Rahm of Madmen fame shoot at our home for Sacramento Magazine! We hope and pray that whomever buys this home will keep it original or faithful to the mid century style.

We are relocating to the Bay Area and will take you on that adventure as we re-establish our collection and go into new directions. Thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts and shared with us their experiences. This is not the end of our blog, but a new beginning for us. We are excited to see what the future will bring. Stay cool cats!

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