Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brutalist Tempestini lamp, new Heywood Wakefield and othe MCM things

I never received any information or suggestions regarding what shade would be original / appropriate for the Tempestini lamp in the earlier post and after having searched everywhere and trying a variety of colors and styles finally settled on a vintage 60's shade that seems to compliment the light. Not what I had originally pictured but looks pretty good. I'd pictued something darker with a geometric shape but couldn't find anything close and at least this doesn't detract from the beauty of the lamp. Still a very nice pick for someone special!

I've got plenty of refinishing backing up but I'm currently working on a Heywood Wakefield M166G double drop leaf dining / console table. This table has an X pattern gate leg support for the drop leaves and is a really nice versatile table. This table has no center leaf and folds down to a small console or works great as a nice small dining table.

Obviouly not in the best condition but definetely salvagable. Major finish wear and water rings and finish darkening around the bottom of the legs but should all sand out. Already broken down and ready to work on, I should have up and running in "wheat" in the next couple of weeks and available at our store soon thereafter. I already have some finished bowtie chairs in wheat finish to compliment this table and looking forward to getting in house.  

Also in the next round of upcoming refinishing projects is this very nice 1546 china deck atop a 1542 china base with a tambour door This is a smaller option to a full size piece and would work great with the table and chairs. The original finish is wheat and I plan on doing back the same. All original except the shelf pins. Hopefully I can find some in my stash to replace.
All these pieces can eventually be found her at our retail location Kaleidoscope for the home here in Tampa, Fl.
Full address is 6415 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, Fl 33604 and you can feel free to give us a call at 813-234-5800. If you are a member of the Facebook croud please take a look and like us for upcoming items into our store at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kaleidoscope-For-The-Home/145358748853375

If you get a chance to stop by the store make sure you check our book backlog of H/W still awaiting refinishing along with some other great finds that haven't made it on our sales floor.
Thanks for taking a look!!