The Last Thing That You Acquired #48
Thanks niceguy, like most of the items I own, it was also in bad shape when I rescued it. Even though the electronics part is in good working condition, the exterior was a mess with peeling veneers, warped sides, loose acrylic cover and grease/grime all over. I can only afford fixer uppers.
I got this gorgeous little Glidden vase (by Fong Chow) for $12. The only other similar one I can find available is $180, so I think I did a pretty good job! I got it an antique store where things are typically priced high, so I'm not sure how I got such a deal. Not that I'm complaining.
I got this Nordheimer from a friend who is moving out of town and the piano is just too heavy for the moving. I paid $500 to move it to my place, but the piano itself is free. According to his story, the piano was passed down from his uncle who bought it in the 1950s. So this is actually a mid-century product. The piano is in pristine condition, both the physical structure and the sound.
Today, I got the FA Porsche Jazz table lamp for PAF Milan (the Italiana Luce table lamp is inventory). Yesterday, I purchased the Alberto Gherardi Mania ceiling lamp for Studio Design Italia (another closet will be illuminated in style). Both lamps are fully functional in excellent condition. Less than $20.00 for both pieces at two different locations. I have been fortunate with recent lighting acquisitions.
I've been looking at this pair lamps for a week. Francisco Zuniga opal stone sculptures (circa mid 20th century) properly made into lamps (late 20th century). Custom oval shades are on order. From a lovely Worth Avenue antique boutique. Delivered by spanish gentlemen wearing clean white gloves. Quite heavy.
Before picking up the boy dropped by the Goodwill.
- What appears to be a very early Edith Heath Studio piece. Really handsome
- Love Robert Indiana. Have a 2nd edition printing of his LOVE/Indiana Stable May 66 poster which I cherish. This appears to be a licensed ver. of the LOVE sculpture. Mostly they are marked but this one isn't. It's a exact fake if it's a fake.
Just got a couple of these miniature toy chairs because they look so cute on the table. It's a Eames daw armchair with molded plastic and metal legs. It measures roughly 5 inches tall. I got them for $10 each.
Now when I look at them, I'm thinking of getting the real thing. They're not that expensive compared with these toys. I checked them online and the replicas are sold for roughly $60 usd.
The legs are wooden though.