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Posted 9 months ago

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pickrknows
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This nice deco piece was picked by my friend Robert last week, but he's not sure what it came off of. We think '42 DeSoto, but not 100% sure. Anyway, I'm making him the base for it, out of walnut and a mystery wood bottom, nothing is attached just yet, but I'm working on it!!! Too Hot here right now!!
Wish I could find these too, gotta start lookin'!!

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  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thanks Phil, any thoughts on the orig.?
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thank you for the Love walksoftly!!
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Desoto Goddess, 1942 & 1946-48
    Hope it has some imprinting on bottom as to maker etc. proving originality.

    This design in motion was offered in 1942, but only until Feb 9 when civilian auto production was suspended. Following the war years it was again used on 1946-48 automobiles. It exists in lucite and metal as shown here.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    The base I give a 10 out of 10 !~
  5. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thank-you Phil, for the compliment. I have one other I'm working on too!Pictures to follow someday soon!
    The piece has many #'s on the bottom,976218, and a stylizedDCPD, followed by5424A
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Great to know B. ~ P.
  7. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Very nice indeed glad I followed link
  8. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thank-you Zowie, gargoyle, pw-collector, vetraio, fifties, blunderbuss, Matty, & Mani for the "loves"!!
  9. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Trying to think what car it is off
  10. Signaholic, 9 months ago
    I love the way designers dreamed up this type of pure art for cars.
  11. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Thank you for letting me know they are brilliant aren't they the things people come up with I wish I had that sort of imagination.
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    STUNNING!!!!!!
  13. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thank-you Perry, Sean, and Zowie for the nice comments!!
  14. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    It's a pleasure I will find out 1 day what car it comes off I'll wait for when my partner is here & am on this site I'll show him he may have a idea.
  15. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Zowie, it's from a 1942 DeSoto.
  16. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    Hi I said I would find out, they were put out by General Motor's great piece.
  17. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Thank-you all for showing the love on this beautiful piece. It's all done and going back to it's home, wish I could find one like it too!!
  18. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    I know where there is one but not in as good condition as this & a really good price, it has some pitting that I would just put down to age as it is original & not mounted just sitting on top of metal hood from what I can tell by picture
  19. pickrknows pickrknows, 9 months ago
    Well go get it Zowie!!
  20. Zowie Zowie, 9 months ago
    My partner is not interested as he said would cost to much to redo & sell as that would be what happens to said piece we did think about it & made call until he changed his mind I still think it would be worth it
  21. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 months ago
    Thank-you Mani and ttomtucker for the "loves"!!
  22. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 months ago
    Thank you artislove and kingshawn for the love.
    Cheers! !

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