Thursday, October 13, 2016

ercol child's chair

it took me a while to discover the maker of this sweet mid-century modern styled children's chair - and with the kind staff at the Metropolitan Home store in Vancouver pointing me in the right direction, I found it featured on page 18 in the 1956 catalogue of the ERCOL furniture company based in England... (I had always presumed it to be scandi-designed!)

originally labelled as the "windsor stacking chair", the simple design allows them to be stacked to great heights in their various sizes.
this sturdy child-sized one measures 60 cm high, 34 cm wide at the seat's front edge and 31.5 cm in depth.
the seat is made from elm wood with the other parts turned out of beech.

from the mid-1950's, 
this well-loved small chair will be a wonderful addition to any mid-century modern chair collection for $300

the stamp on the bottom of the seat with the patent and registered design numbers is a little blurry, but I can just make out the reg. design no. 884892 which matches the one in their catalogue.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

single iron bed

my older son grew up on this elegant metal bed (until he grew too tall for it!), so it has been very dear to me ever since I found it at a local antique shop and knew that it would be perfect for my boy...

the head panel measures 108 cm high and the foot panel stands at 88 cm, 
and they are 90 cm wide; the side bars are 185 cm in length

circa turn of the last century, with no maker's mark that I could find, and the silver grey paint was applied by the antique dealer


 head panel 108 x 90 cm

detail of ornament on both panels

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

metal porch chair

this vintage metal porch chair has been lazing around on the back deck for years... repainted black and now white, still in good shape for many more.

will love to enjoy new vistas for $100

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

garden chairs

this sweet metal garden chair is from a set of 4 from the mid- 1900's (found on a road trip through 100 Mile House at a farmhouse collectibles dealer's) - they are sturdy and well-made, but with no maker's mark.
I repainted them black and the seats are covered with hand-painted linen that is not in the best condition now and will need to be replaced...

set of 2 for $300
set of 4 for $500

Friday, August 26, 2016

folding garden chairs

this pair of very old folding garden chairs was a must-have from the Marché Paul Bert at the never-ending Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen in Paris...

circa late 19th century, with almost all worn off original celadon green paint on the wood slats - I have loved them for many years now, and they need another romantic francophile to treasure them for many more years... $900 for the pair

Thursday, August 25, 2016

french garden chair

this lovely metal garden chair came from the wonderful annual ham* and antiques fair at Chatou (outside Paris), where my then very young sons had wanted to bargain for a full size cannon of their own to take home!

(*mais bien sûr, that is ham as in jambon du cochon! - why not get your cured meat and napoleonic cannons all in one place!!)

circa early 1900's, with its original flaking green paint patina... so much french charm for a hard to let go $300

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

la petite garden chair

this très adorable child-sized garden chair was found at a street brocante in Paris in the same condition as it is now - wonderfully distressed black paint over the original green, with some scraped bare wood...

it is rare to find one this size [54 cm high and the slats are 30 cm wide] still in fairly good condition - and I have always kept it indoors to protect from being further weather-worn!

from the early to mid-1900's... it could be part of your "little chairs" collection for $300