Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Trad Trad Collecting: A Mid-Century Modern Chair Find

An early morning junk hunt yielded some pretty cool finds recently when I picked a few pieces of North Carolina history. I bought a few chairs that were installed circa 1960 when the cutting edge North Carolina Legislative Building was built by then-rock star architect Edward Durell Stone. These look a little rough but I've seen them refinished and, even though they are walnut, they really have that great Danish Modern teak look that is red hot right now.

The only mark on the bottom was a 'j.g.' within a circle. I was really hopeful that these were designed in Denmark and made of teak. They certainly would lead one to believe that, by the looks of them...Turns out that they were manufactured by J.G. Furniture Co. out of New York. They were handpicked to go into the brandnew legislative building and were part of innumerable political wranglings and intrigue over the decades. They have found a new home and will be sold refinished for $400 apiece!

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