If you know me or have poked around a little, you will see I am an avid collector of Heywood Wakefield blond furniture. I have been collecting for a few years and have quite a bit of things. Some in original condition and others I bring back from the dead. Last weekend I found a great estate sale locally with a house full of it! It worked out that the sale started on Friday, which was my day off! I had a pet emergency first and arrived a few minutes late to the sale, but to my surprise, the rainy day had kept many away and the few other dealers and pickers milling around just were not interested in the furniture. I quickly realized my meager budget would not allow me to purchase much, so I decided these 2 chairs were priced decent for me to restore and hopefully be able to cover my expenses. I left with them!
I was happy with my purchase but knowing the rest of it was sitting there an not knowing if someone would take it in, was killing me. I went on with my business and headed to NJ to spend Sat with a friend helping him clean and wax his new set of HW dining furniture. He did good, got a great deal and we will need to do some restore work over time, but it is usable and looks great in his space! The last day of the sale was Sunday, so I planned on hitting it on my way home to see what was left. I got there with 20 min to spare.....and to my surprise....EVERYTHING was still there! There were some great casework items in excellent condition and I know how hard they are to find reasonable. I decided before I got there that if the Tambour Utility Case was there I should get it. VERY RARE and a brand new one that is being made by the new regime goes for $1200. I was able to save $75 per piece and then negotiated another $50 off my take. Here is what I got!
Aren't they beauties!? Great thing about being a legit dealer is I get to write this stuff off for my office! YEA! I will have a single straight bookcase for sale I no longer need. Will keep the one that aged with this set and sell off my other one. If you are interested let me know. I have offered it up to a friend first so will wait to see what he wants before I list it. Oh and as for the chairs? I'm thinking one of these hues....but leaning towards the blue in the back. Will be consulting with my mom tonight! Master sewer and patternmaker, I think we can handle these! So excited! Will also be using these Joybird fabrics at $30/yd. So price point for these babies is going to be a bit high, but I want to do them justice! The one has some wood damage due to a suspected small dog using it. The arm is a bit damaged, but nothing horrible and I can totally restore it. Not sure what the insides look like until I take the upholstery off so hoping the foam, springs and guts are decent. Will see you can follow along as I go! I am so excited and hope to get rolling on them shortly!
Just a note that I expect this month will be busy. I have been shipping stuff every few days and people have been inquiring for quotes. I always try to get things back to you very quickly but swim season started up so I am dealing with weeknight practices. You will hear from me with an estimated time frame I can get your info to you! Thank you for your support! xo Malissa