Finally completed the 50's blond sofa and am I happy? Let's just say that I've been working on Heywood Wakefield and other MCM stuff for the last ten years plus and this is one piece that is going to be hard to part with!
The frame turned out just as planned with the new center leg and all the imperfections resolved. If anything it was a bit better then even I expected. Not that I thought this would be a quick fix and it surely wasn't, but overall very happy with the time spent.
Yes, it even looks good from behind and would have no problem sitting in the middle of the room, but it looks way better face on. My upholsterey people rock!
Enough about the sofa. I have acquired a donated cocktail table that has been through several incarnations and although it's a very nicely constructed piece of furniture I don't see any mark or pedigree. I'm hoping you my readers, will be able to provide some insight. Here is the table as it came to me...
The castors are obviously not original equipment. I see apron lines where it once had some type of legged base and it appears to have been recoated with a brushed on varnish sometime in the distant past. As I said, this was once a quality piece of furniture with nice dovetailed joints and solid wood under a very thick walnut veneer. One of the drawer faces has been broken away a bit and one of the pull areas has suffered some damage, but I think I can at least make this piece a handsome addition for someones home, pedigree or not....
I just had to break out the sander to see what was under all the misbegotten best intentions that someone had inflicted. Not too shabby for starters!
If you have any clue as to a manufacturer or some lead on the design, I'd love for you to comment!
Hope you all have a great and safe New Year!!