Wednesday, October 26, 2011
These two classic chairs have so much potential. It has been so interesting, having been primarily a restorer of older antiques to work with some of the mid-century modern pieces that have such clean classic lines and blend beautifully with other furnishing genres. This raises the question- just what is an antique? I had always assumed that an item must be 100 years or older to qualify as an antique and this is so according to the U.S. customs office. However, by wikipedia definition, the word antique can have a broader meaning... "An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectible item. It is collected or desirable because of its age (see definition), beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society." I particularly like the portion of the definition which describes a collectible/antique as "an object which shows some degree of craftsmanship or attention to design." These chairs fit the bill, from the wood framed front, to the miniature buttons. So many possibilities! Please contact me if you would like me to recover these for you! You supply the fabric- I do the labor. Price for the 2 fully restored/recovered: HELD FOR JORDAN
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
With a sigh of relief I post these pictures....the gorgeous sofa is finished! She is packaged to ship and heading to San Antonio- thank you Kristen! Once in a while you come across a piece that gets under your skin- for me this is it. My husband is upset with me- he wanted it for our living room. Oh well- it is off to a new and glamorous life- heaven knows mine is far from glamorous!