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Mid-Century Modern Furniture555 of 781Footstools in THIRDS!! Mid Century Modern1930s-1940s  22" high 12" wide tubular steel and chrome machine age springer chair made by Lloyd Loom Products, Menomimee, MI,
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    Posted 7 years ago

    Hunter
    (49 items)

    I found this chair at a little thrift shop in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans about four years ago. I think it cost me about $15-20. It was painted a kelly green color (over white) and after I started sanding it down to fix some rough patches, I decided to go all the way back to raw wood. The back has a crack with a small repair, but it's mostly unnoticeable from the front.

    I love the modernist shape combined with the untreated wood, and was reminded of this chair when i saw sodapoprocker's post of a similar piece a few weeks back (see it here - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/98910-restored-mid-century-chair?in=user) Apparently they're not exactly Allan Gould's compass design, but a close imitation ~ http://piersonmodern.com/Seating/compass.html

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning! , wow beautiful:)!
    2. sodapoprocker sodapoprocker, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous! Interesting that this one isn't upholstered like most others I have seen.
    3. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      Yeah, I'm guessing when the upholstery broke down (years ago) someone painted it for the first time. I actually really like the gently curved seat piece.

      Thanks for the loves and comments Sean and sodapoprocker!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Hunter!
    5. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      thanks Phil and aghcollect! :)
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      You have had excellent chair luck! Another great one!
    7. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      Thanks Amber! I know, I definitely love the orphan chairs...I have three more in storage back in TX. :/
    8. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Looks great, love it!
    9. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      thanks walksoftly :)
    10. damon23, 7 years ago
      Never seen one with a solid wood base! I've got a set and have been researching. Think they were manufactured by Fernwood....this set is attributed:

      http://birdiela.com/fernwood-captains-chair
    11. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      ooh, great link Damon! I'd imagine the fabric seats were simply upholstered over the wood piece? Not sure if you can peek under your upholstery to find out...the curve in the seat (to fit a human butt) is perfect though. :)
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Hunter, did you see that Austro has a secret room filled with 31 found chairs? Immediately thought of you.
      Long time no chat, hope you are well.
    13. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      @Amber - no way! Did he post on S&T? Send me the link!!
    14. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/116784-polyprop-chair-robin-day?in=activity
    15. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      oh wow, that is amazing. I've got 6 favorite found chairs scattered about my apartment (and a couple in storage). 31 is my new goal! ;)
    16. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
      I like modern mid-century Chair . Scandinavian style i hope.
      Ciao Albert
    17. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Great chair, Hunter, really like the lines and Swedish/Scandinavian look. I think you might have set in motion a new quest for me! [;>)
    18. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
      thanks NB. ;)

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