Posted 7 years ago
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