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FOR SALE: Herman Miller Sectional (7pcs)

This is a really cool set and it is super comfortable. Set has two regular shape pieces, 3 reverse wedge pieces and two wedge pieces. My plans were to have the set recovered for our space age pad but plans changed. The condition of these is great and are very versatile. If interested please message me. No shipping. Pick up only in San Jose California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Panton Era Tufted Leather Tulip Base Club Chairs

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Mel and I saw these chairs on eBay a couple of months back and we bought them. They were in Salem Oregon. We shot up there over one weekend and snagged them while we were up there picking up a couch, chair and ottoman set.

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These had some condition issues when we got them. There were some cracks in the base that I had to fill and paint.

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The fabric is in fantastic condition for its age. I assume these were produced sometime in the 70’s.

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I searched all over these pieces and could not find any makers mark. These are made of thick, hard plastic not fiberglass.

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The cushions attach to the plastic shell with buttons.

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I think it looks great next to our space age lamp/shelf and that large Letterman.

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On to the next post!

We have EXPANDED!

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Here is our second booth. We are soo excited that we were able to expand. We try to carry a wide variety of items to appeal to many different folks.

Mel and I have been dealers at Midway Antique Mall for a while now and we have decided to expand to another booth.

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A few of the things that were showcased on this blog are in our booths.

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Here is a photo of our first booth. This booth is in the main building and our other booth is in the showroom portion of the shop.

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Here is a quick shot of our friend Vic’s booth!

 The following  are staged rooms done by the owners of Midway Antique Mall (Mark & Ann).  They do a great job of capturing the feel of that time period.IMG_6033

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Carlo of Hollywood Commisioned Work!?

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I love this Carlo because it is soo detailed.

The great thing about our blog is that many of our readers share their stories with us. One of our readers Mollie informed us she has a Carlo of Hollywood painting that was COMMISSIONED by her father for her mother, that’s right, COMMISSIONED! I was never aware that Carlo offered commissioned works. I am sure many of you are aware that Carlo is an enigma and very little is known about the artist. This additional info helps us understand the artist a little more.

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As you can see the original frame is gone but who cares, I love this piece.

Here is what Mollie told me about this Carlo:

When my father had commissioned Carlo to paint this, the woman’s breasts were exposed. When my mother saw it she flatly refused to have this in her home unless some drapery was added!  Hence you see the ladies bosom has a bit of fabric discreetly covering her! This is special to me as I grew up seeing this picture in my home.  It’s a memory of my parents so I will never sell it! Regarding my dad and how he came to know Carlo. My dad owned an industrial uniform and linen company in LA and had customers in many areas of LA including restaurants, movie industry hotels, etc. Also, he and my mom loved art and design and frequented fashionable modern furniture and decor businesses. That is how I believe he met and had this picture painted. 

Thanks for your response,

Mollie

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The mark of quality

I want to thank Mollie for sharing with us her valuable info that would otherwise fade into the past. I wish we knew more about Carlo. As time goes by, and those who have carnal knowledge of Carlo’s history fade away, it becomes more difficult. I hope more folks out there will share what they know with the rest of us.

Brown-Saltman Desk And Chair Completed

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This set was in pretty rough shape!

You might remember me blogging about this desk sometime back. Our friend Vic allowed us to buy it because she wanted it to be restored. Though this set needed a lot of work, it had to be done. Brown-Saltman pieces are hard to come by and deserve every chance at becoming new again.  The first thing I had to deal with was the re-veneer of the top of the desk and drawer fronts.

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The top had burns, water damage, stains and chunks of wood missing.

Since the surface of this desk had wood loss in some areas, I had to fill it before I re-veneered it. You might be saying what should I use for a filler…….Bondo. This stuff is a great filler for projects like these.

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Here are the pieces with bondo applied and drying in the sun. Once the bondo is dry I will sand it flush with the surrounding surfaces.

The next step is to rough cut the veneer with excess to allow for trimming and adjustments. Once you apply the veneer glue to the under surface of the veneer and the surface of the desk and those surfaces come in contact, you will not be able to separate them again.

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Here is an example of a process used when applying veneer. This is a great help to make sure a good fit. (click)

Once I applied the new veneer I trimmed off the excess and light sanded the edge and all surfaces to prepare for stain.

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Next step is to apply the Heywood Wakefield champagne stain. The original look of these desks had a pickled finish. I am not too keen on that finish so I changed it up!

After 4 coats of the Heywood Wakefield stain the desk was ready for re-assembly.

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Here they are drying in the late afternoon sun.

The chair was refinished the same way as the rest of the desk, once it was done I sent it over to Bill at B&T Upholstery to recover it in some fantastic teal frieze fabric, similar to the upholstery on our famous pink wing chair. Here are the results:

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All I can say is WOW! Thanks Bill, it looks great!

Now with the chair done and the desk re-assembled it, is now time to move it into our bedroom so Mel has a work station when she needs to work. We are pleased with the final results and will enjoy this piece for years to come.

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As you can see, we had a piece of glass cut for the top to safeguard it from damage.

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