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The last thing you acquired #55

- 22 Jan 2018 -
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Hi all,


Hope it's ok for me to start a new thread, as the last one felt a little long...


These are a couple of things a brought home this past week: a Belgian brutalist sideboard (produced in my backyard almost), a very texturised work of art (reminds me of some folk art) dated 1965, a Belgian produced aluminum lamp from the seventies (Aluclair, me thinks) and some african raffia cloths (I assume from Kuba/ Kasai).


The last thing you acquired #55

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- 22 Jan 2018

Spotted some strips of rosewood veneer attached to aluminum, glass & electronics.

- 22 Jan 2018

Minimoma, I hope you're selling these nice B&O devices otherwise I have to think you're house must be full of them by now!

Cheers
Ernest

- 22 Jan 2018

Ernest, even though their scale are on the large side & they require some breathing room, they take less space than furniture.

I acquire the affordable examples more for the experience. It is so rewarding to ressurect something that had been decided decades ago as broken & useless & to bring them back to life on my kitchen table.

- 22 Jan 2018

Nice lines, Minimoma! Vintage electronics aren't my cup of tea, I always end up with broken down stuff.
I do have a lot of Braun audio, but that's more sentimental... It's the same with LCD watches from the early period, love them but so hard to get working ones...

- 22 Jan 2018

I love rocket style wood lamps. I have one pair already, and just picked up this one with a fiberglass shade.

- 22 Jan 2018

Thanks bj, your sideboard is so unique & unusual, it can speak for itself. The only place I know in the USA that brings back stuff close to where you are is this vintage shop in Los Angeles, CA called Amsterdam Modern but something as interesting as your sideboard will be sold right way even with the high price tag.

I have run out of vintage Braun to find here in the USA but my own Braun has always been a source for inspiration when working on reductive approach to design besides being used as everyday as functional objects around the house.

Good thing about vintage electronics from that period, unless they sustain damage from being dropped, they are built to last & can be repaired/rehab using my limited basic skills in electronics repair 101 from my high school days. I have also learned to decipher sellers description why the item is being sold for parts or repair. Most of the time, these units are in great shape & just covered in grime hiding in plain sight waiting to be found.

- 26 Jan 2018

two recent finds that I'm excited about..

....a vintage Cedric Hartman brass desk lamp with lucite switch........solid brass base stamped with prod #........I've always wanted one of these....

....pair of faience bowls designed by Anni Jeppesen for Aluminia Denmark, part of the early 1960's "Thule" collection...

- 26 Jan 2018

frnturelvr, great lamp! That shade isn't original though. The socket and probably most or all of the brass post should be covered by a shade. If you decide to replace it, there are places that will made custom shades. FenchelShades.com is where I'd go for that. (No affiliation, just impressed with the size range offered, and I think they've been around for a long time.)

- 26 Jan 2018

Spanky - thanks. I wasn't sure about how the shade sat on the lamp either. I was thinking of at least getting a shorter harp. Any suggestions on a shade that might work well? The wiring doesn't seem original either - it's a really heavy thick black cord. I was thinking of swapping with a rayon wrapped cord.

- 26 Jan 2018

You can get new fabric-covered cord. I would not reuse an old cord (though you probably weren't thinking of doing that--just thought it was worth saying since it's a safety issue).

You can mess around with one of the basic photoshop-type programs online to figure out what dimension shade you like. It most likely had a tall narrow one and if this is a valuable lamp you might want to stick with that. But if it's not an important lamp design-wise, then do whatever suits your tastes and needs. Shades and harps are not permanent changes.

Here's a short, wide drum and a tall, narrow drum. Figuring out measurements will require some math and maybe a mockup with poster board or something to be sure.

- 26 Jan 2018

or??

Why not just get a smaller harp...and keep the existing shade.

or glue 4" fringe around the existing shade. or something

Hello,

Aunt Mark

- 26 Jan 2018

I got a little Skøde Skerne owl for cheap because it had been glued to a rustic wood base and someone had drawn eyelashes on the eyes. The head turned out to be hot-glued in place too, which meant swiveling like a proper owl was not possible. It only took me about half an hour to fix all of that, and now I know how to undo a hot glue bond (soak with rubbing alcohol).

- 27 Jan 2018

Picked up a nice and simple Bent Silberg desk on Tuesday. Its small too, perfect for my bedroom!

Nothing fancy, but i need a nice teak chair for it now.

- 27 Jan 2018

not to be left out....and another example of lamps without shades...

a pair of Lotte and Gunnar table lamps. Big and beautiful...I will keep checking the goodwill for the shades...they often get separated. Unfortunately my goodwill is not the biggest so they ship things to other stores all the time. I have found split up sets of salt/pepper shakers before, many miles apart.

- 27 Jan 2018

Now spanky, I adore all of your little wood treasures. They are precious! Every dang one of 'em. yup.

Now waffle, I adore your pair of white lamps. Consider converting them into a stunning pair of vases. yup.

Now SDR, I adore your new front tooth. yup.

Now Eameshead, You left the phone off the hook again last night. Get up and hang the dang thang! yup.

Now,

Aunt Mark, yup.

- 28 Jan 2018

A chest of drawers by Børge Mogensen for Søborg, on teak. It is interesting that it has a made in Denmark stamp and a DFMC fabric sticker on the back but no Søborg marking whatsoever.

4 books by Miroslav Sasek. 3 are first French editions (Greece, Israel and Venice) and one is a British first edition (This is New York).

- 28 Jan 2018

Oh and I got my PJ 4-2 armchairs redone in a beautiful cognac leather from Sørensen (premium quality leather from Dk). They look amazing and I growing fonder and fonder of oak.

Edit: pictures are automatically turned upside down when uploaded. Can’t figure out how to fix that. Sorry!

- 29 Jan 2018

I loved oak
then I didn't love oak
now I love oak
go figure
Danish minimalism works with oak I think

have a new painting on the way. Will send pics

My couch is 1/2 way from Michigan. Somewhere between Chicago and Portland.

OT - Is there any kind of service to I.D. a signature on a painting? I am interested in a painting but have NO IDEA who painted it.

- 29 Jan 2018

I find oak looks kind of rough and I guess I'm not a huge fan of that. Prefer teak for that. But there's some designs in oak I'd be crazy not to like.

Kyle

- 29 Jan 2018

Continuing with with my new obsession over vintage design magazines i scored 19 complete years, 1942-1959, of "Ny Tidning før Kunstinudstri/ Dansk Kunsthaandværk" at Lauritz this weekend.
There were also a bunch of late Mobilias in the same lot.

I had quite a few issues of this magazine before but could not pass up these 19 complete years for about $275 in total since they are just filled with all the good stuff!

- 30 Jan 2018

Have not posted in a while..a few of my finds over the last 6 months or so
Svend age ericksen arm chair
Pair of Moller 75s (getting redone in black leather)
Eames Lcw 2013 production
Kai kristiansen chest
Hans Olsen safari chair in oak (free)
Poul Kjærholm PK61 table?? (yet to authenticate)

- 30 Jan 2018

nice pickup, MPH.

Lots of good stuff in there indeed.

- 30 Jan 2018

Thanks cdsilva.
You learn something new everytime you pick up one of these magazines.

- 01 Feb 2018

and

a wonderful brutalist copper sculpture. Not big, maybe 24" across? Not everyone's cup of tea I am sure but I just love the construction, the color and the vibrancy of it...

has a label on the back showing it was bought at a PBS auction

edit - reminds me of Tom Greene, but I mostly don't like Tom Greene and I really like this...taste is funny

- 01 Feb 2018

I like it waffle!

What's it taste like?

Best,

Aunt Mark

- 01 Feb 2018

has kind of a coppery aftertaste

I THINK it might go over the fireplace....where I have a Marc Creates currently (as do you, Mark, out on your porch). But it might not have enough presence there....TBD

- 02 Feb 2018

MPH, I try not to be jealous of others, but you always go and ruin my resolve with your vintage zine finds.

I have had some good finds lately, but primarily in the genre to Danish-designed wooden toys. I will post next month, when my life calms down enough to take pictures that do them justice.

- 03 Feb 2018

it's here!

The painting made it. I love it. It looks perfect where I have it. Drool. He was a Chicagoan, I am a Chicagoan, I think it is the Chicago Skyline. It all works

Also picked up a Arne Vodder arm chair today. I paid a bit for it but it is to a LEGIT charity shop so I don't feel bad about giving them my $$$. My first Vodder I think?

- 03 Feb 2018

That chair is a beaut.... recently spent more-than-i-wanted-but -still-a-bargain on an Aage Christiansen chair at auction, had to have it

- 04 Feb 2018

Why thanks waffle!

I was having a stumble remembering 'Marc Creates". The patio piece is starting to patina (rust). I like rust on everything but toilet bowls, automobiles, and front teeth. Now I have another Marc Creates (I think), that I'm considering putting out in the salt air for a spell.

ps. I like your painting.

Hi,

Aunt Mark

- 04 Feb 2018

my wife loves the painting. She says it makes her happy. So that's a good thing

the outside one is a Marc Creates. The inside one? No clue. Marc Creates ones are always very angular (pointy even, he liked pointy) with lots of intentional welding/blowtorch marks.

As an aside I am using the teak oil w/ 0000 sandpaper trick on the Vodder chair, and to quote Die Hard "son of a bitch" it works.

- 06 Feb 2018

Soup tureen, unknown designer but I remember seeing it from another house built in 1914. The kids liked it & bought it to use with existing white dishes.

- 09 Feb 2018

Just picked up two Pierre Paulin Orange Slice chairs in light green for artifort (though they look grey in the picture). I already have a tomato red pair I adore so they may be passed on. I also picked up a strange afromosia teak armchair that has me puzzled, feels like a bit of an Aage Christiansen vibe though I’m not even sure they’re Danish. I think I’ll be keeping it....!

- 10 Feb 2018

Took a road trip to Louisiana for this dining set a couple weeks ago. Incredibly, the estate company sold it over the phone the night before the sale... and I did not get a call the next morning saying I'd been outbid. Needs cleaned up, but I think worth it. Love being able to examine the construction of the cabinet up close. Not sure on the hutch top... still need to identify that. Ideas?

- 10 Feb 2018

Swit swoo mgee76, that dining set is lovely. I can’t help with the hutch top, but I like it!

- 16 Feb 2018

This lamp was being sold as a "Garcia Artichoke Chandalier".
I thought what a great copy till I found the Louis Poulsen label.
It's the extra large one in great shape.
Does anyone have any idea of its vintage.? 80s-90s?

- 17 Feb 2018

For the series the last thing that you did not acquire: Went this early morning to what advertised as the biggest flea market in Austria (Dorbirn), organized by Lion Club. Place was packed with people, and tons of crap. No way to find anything meaningful. Left after 45 min with empty hands. Have seen at least some fun scenes.
Wish you a great weekend
Ernest.

- 17 Feb 2018

That looks hectic, and as you say I don't think I'd have wanted to deal with it enough to find anything, plus I can't imagine anything worthwhile would be left.

- 17 Feb 2018

Waldorf: nice find, I know these girls. These small containers were for salt and pepper.

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