The Quest for the Book.

 This book is currently selling for $700 on First Dibs!  

This book is currently selling for $700 on First Dibs!  

I am all about the researching, the discovering of new designers and company info.  After I acquired these Dunbar chairs (look at the sketch on the top right of the book cover above!!!!), I searched around and found 3 published books on the company.  Sounds like 2 of them are actual reprinted catalogs, which could hold some valuable info….model number, name, finishes that were available, etc. I quickly ordered the available and only affordable book at $35 or so.  Dunbar Furniture of the 50s or something like that.  It came.  Its lovely.  But my chairs are not in it!  Back to the drawing board.  Being a fan of the library, I found a search engine that searches the library system country wide.  Guess what?  Some of these are being held by libraries!  Meanwhile, one is on First Dibs for $700.  I requested one in Philadelphia at UPENN to be pulled from its happy place in storage for me to peruse.  Today I got an email saying the book was not available…..BECAUSE IT WAS LOST!  WHAT??!!  Someone probably figured out how much that baby is worth!  I have not gotten status on the 2nd book.  I ordered them both.  SO, if that one shows up, I will be heading back to Philadelphia later in the week to peruse it.  Next, I need to see who else has the book!  I think it showed up in an Art Museum library also in Philadelphia so will work on that!  

 

 Oh the HORRORS!

Oh the HORRORS!