Last Thing You Acquired #46
Early casualties of Labor Day weekend (USA), and it is not even 10AM. Out with the old, in with the new.
I did not pick up the glass top biomorphic table on the sidewalk but I told my nephews if they do, they might be able to earn some cash for their savings account.
I picked up the early 1970s look alike floor lamp which could be useful as a stylish work light. The chances of getting an original is very slim for me for there are only a handful of the Moloch floor lamps (giant version of the famous Luxo desk lamp) produced and designed by Gaetano Pesce made for the MoMA exhibition curated by Emilio Ambasz in 1970 called Italy: The New Domestic Landscape. Originals if ever shows up are between $60,000 - $180,000, and outside of my social class and even my 10' ceiling height in the first floor is not tall enough to fit the real thing .
It is a type of figuring in wood, kinda like curly, birdseye, flamed, etc.. Most commonly attributed to Maple (search quilted maple and you can see some amazing guitar bodies and other pieces), but can occur in many types of wood; redwood, cherry, birch, mahogany, etc. It is due to undulation in the grain direction during growth. Highly saute after.....
Foster McDavid Furniture was manufactured and sold exclusively through Galloway's Furniture in Tampa, Florida. Galloway's Furniture finally closed it's doors for business back in December of 2007 after 60 years. Check out the cool design of the showroom in link I posted.
Grendel_The_ Cat, I live in the Tampa Bay area, so I am very familiar with and have bought & sold Foster McDavid furniture before. I actually have a lounge chair & rare rocking chair designed by Foster McDavid that I am getting ready to put up for sale.
Peruche: one of those Foster McDavid lounge chairs just showed up on my local craigslist. I thought it surprising since I had never heard of the company before a week ago...
I would be curious to know who designed the stuff in the furniture forums that is not credited to anyone. I would guess you are in just the right place to find some family members who could tell you all about the company.
"Peruche: one of those Foster McDavid lounge chairs just showed up on my local craigslist. I thought it surprising since I had never heard of the company before a week ago...
I would be curious to know who designed the stuff in the furniture forums that is not credited to anyone. I would guess you are in just the right place to find some family members who could tell you all about the company."
No offense, but I'm not really that inspired by Foster McDavid designed furniture to know anymore about it than I already know. There is a couple pieces that bring some coin, but for the most part, I see Foster McDavid furniture go for pennies on the dollar when they pop up at local auction houses. Leif, here is a link to a local auction house that sold a lot of Foster McDavid furniture in their October 19th, 2014 auction. This furniture was consigned by the son of Foster McDavid who was selling the the family home that Foster McDavid designed and had built. Even Fosters own personal furniture didn't bring much.