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Craigslist: Beautiful Dux Sofa and Chair Set in the Bay Area

9 Oct

This is a Dux couch that was in the seller’s family since its purchase. It is listed for $1400 and delivery is available. (Original Post)

Ohhh.. it breaks my heart. $1400? As my boyfriend put it, “too bad it is the price of a human kidney.” It is the same fantastic, amazing, warm-fuzzy inducing green upholstery that made me fall in love with the Dux we found at the rummage sale remains at The Verge Gallery. Some day my lovelies, some day.. you will be a set.

Our $200.00 Dux that still needs some reupholstery love.

 

A different seller is offering two cream-colored dux loungers. The fabric is a little tired looking, but everything else looks in great condition. $1000 for the pair. (Original Post)

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Craigslist Find: Zenith Record Player “Circle of Sound”

7 Aug

$200 in West Sacramento. Please note the reason for the “Circle of Sound” title – those amazing wood-covered speakers tucked into the sides of this rolling cart unit. Everything about this thing is nuts; the wood, the fact that this is a rolling party station, insanely unique speaker setup, and a lil’ space for your records! Ay yo DJ!

Original Post:

“It is time to let this gem go to a new home.

It is a real great looking piece and just screams mid-century.

The plastic cover is in great shape and the stand, very hard to find, is in great shape as well.

I had this into the “Stereoadvisor” over a year ago to get repaired and tuned up.”

Craigslist Find: Danish Teak Buffet

2 Aug

Oh my holy what-the-what. Oh craigslist, what have we here? Doth my eyeballs deceive me?

Post reads:

“This is one of my favorite pieces that I am contemplating parting with because I am moving out of state. It’s a beautiful piece that is in good condition. There are some minor ~inch long mark by the sliding door handles from opening and closing. But if the unit is oiled regularly the scratches do not show. It is two pieces, the top piece just sits on top the the bottom piece. Glass sliding doors on the top piece. The bottom piece has sliding open that has shelving on one side, a shelf/drawers for silverware (etc.) on the other side. This is a beautiful vintage piece that I got from my grandmother.”

Listed as $600.00 for a family heirloom, I feel as though that is cheap for this hunk of tasty wood and glass. Especially since you can take them apart and use them separately or together! My brain can barely handle the thought. If only I had an extra $600.00 laying around and a bigger apartment.. and a reason to have a buffet, I guess.

Craigslist Find: Kegan Style Table

2 Aug

“I am selling a Mid Century Modern/ Kegan Style coffee table for $250.00, it is in good shape and comes from a pet free smoke free home.”

(Original Post) This is listed for $250.00 in Tulare, a town near Fresno, California.

That is one hell of an attractive thing to put stuff on. This table is very similar to a coffee table we had purchased recently here in Sacramento (we scored it for $200.00) that is a symmetrical version of this one. This table though has that wonderful kidney bean shape to the glass. So beany.

Our craigslist coffee table in action!

We had done some light digging around and found a designer named Adrian Pearsall that kept popping up for this style of furniture. Couches, tables and lounges with that sculpted wood. So seeing “Kegan Style” in the listing made me second guess who the actual designer is.

Turns out “Kegan” is in fact German-born designer Vladimir Kagan, who designed Disneyland’s House of the Future – an attraction built in the late 50’s and recently meticulously destroyed with hack-saws and removed. Adrian Pearsall founded Craft Associates in Pennsylvania here in the states. From what I can tell, Pearsall was not the designer of this style table but a dealer or manufacturer of Kagan’s furniture designs perhaps. He did however design the bean bag chair. Who knew this amazing designer can be revisited in dorm rooms across America.

Pearsall ad

Ad for the Craft Furniture Company in 1,001 Decorating Ideas Magazine, winter edition 1971 (via Ismoyo's Playground)

Kagan's House of the Future designed to represent 1986.

Pearsall's bean bag chair design in the vision of 1996.

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