Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pair of Maize 1950s Krueger Fiberglass Bucket Armchairs - Eames For Less!

Made by Wisconsin-based Krueger Metal Products in the 50s and 60s, these chairs were made to compete with the Charles and Ray Eames-designed fiberglass arm chair manufactured by Herman Miller. Looking at the two different versions side-by-side, it's difficult to tell them apart.

Vintage Eames fiberglass armchairs in like condition command $300 and up apiece. While folks may aspire to own Eames, limited resources (and perhaps a dose of common sense) may preclude a pair of Eames in the living room.

Savvy design mavens and budget-conscious modernists have in recent years gravitated toward the Krueger fiberglass chairs. Same great look at a fraction of the price of an Eames chair. Some of these folks will keep their Kruegers forever, while others use and appreciate them until the time they spring for Eames. Either way, they enjoy living with great design - and, isn't that what it's all about?

These chairs are in very good vintage condition. All shock mounts are present, as are the gliders on the legs. A few scruffs here and there (as one would expect with 50 year old furniture), but all-in-all, the set is in excellent shape.  

SOLD.  Thanks, Siena and Rachel @ Chicago!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Herman Miller Upholstered Shell Arm Chair - Charles Eames design

The real deal.  A Charles Eames-designed shell armchair by Herman Miller, on an aluminum swivel base on casters.

Excellent structural condition. No chips or cracks.  Rubber trim edge in good condition.  Original fabric (perhaps Alexander Girard?) shows signs of wear.

Signed Herman Miller, and the Herman Miller label is still present.

SOLD.  Thanks, Oliver @ Chicago!

Pair of Danish Hans C. Andersen Side Tables - Rosewood & Teak

A pair of side tables - one in rosewood, the other in teak - by noted designer Hans C. Andersen.

The larger of the two is rosewood, with wonderful graining.  The top should probably be refinished - see the wear in the pics - or could be used as-is if you employ a table cover.  A couple of the screws are replacements.  Signed "Made in Denmark ~ Designed by Hans C. Andersen ~ Denmark" on the underside.  Dimensions:  19" high, and 23" diameter.

The smaller table is solid teak.  This model is commonly found with a laminate top, but this example is the scarce solid teak version.  Excellent condition throughout save for a crack in one of the legs.  Can be used as-is, but it should be repaired if you plan to set heav(ier) items on the table.  Also signed "Made in Denmark ~ Designed by Hans C. Andersen ~ Denmark" on the underside.  Dimensions: 18" high, and 14" diameter.

Large rosewood table:  SOLD.  Thanks, Xiaoxi @ Bensenville!
Small teak table:  SOLD.  Thanks, Barb @ Chicago!