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This week’s video is an overview of the chairish.com app!  If you have not checked out chairish, have a look at this awesome interactive shopping experience!  I take you on a tour. Don’t forget to click subscribe on YouTube!  Enjoy!   

NEW STUFF!

Just picked up a fabulous Stanley dining room! If you are looking for walnut, this set is gorgeous.  Selling by the piece but will discount if you want to build a room.   

 

The credenza. Beautiful condition! Lots of storage.   

The credenza. Beautiful condition! Lots of storage.   

Gorgeous china hutch! All one piece with 2 sliding glass doors. 

Gorgeous china hutch! All one piece with 2 sliding glass doors. 

I also have the dining table, one leaf and 4 chairs. One table leg needs repair so I have not photographed yet.  Condition on all pieces A+.  

I also have the dining table, one leaf and 4 chairs. One table leg needs repair so I have not photographed yet.  Condition on all pieces A+.  

Hey Heywood!  Love this cute 4 drawer Encore dresser.  It has been refinished to walnut but the finish is excellent.  Sure it can be stripped and saved, but it really is in good shape to use.  If you like your Hey Wake dark, this one is for you!  I will be listing this weekend I hope....still in my vanagon with all this crap weather! 

Hey Heywood!  Love this cute 4 drawer Encore dresser.  It has been refinished to walnut but the finish is excellent.  Sure it can be stripped and saved, but it really is in good shape to use.  If you like your Hey Wake dark, this one is for you!  I will be listing this weekend I hope....still in my vanagon with all this crap weather! 

Fantastic Bertoia Barstool by Knoll.  This is early and comes with vinyl seat pad in brown. Very good condition with only one broken weld on left edge.  New floor glides too.  Accept no substitutes! The real deal is built to last. Black Rislan finish.  It’s listed on Etsy and chairish.  Bus shipping available or regional delivery.  

Fantastic Bertoia Barstool by Knoll.  This is early and comes with vinyl seat pad in brown. Very good condition with only one broken weld on left edge.  New floor glides too.  Accept no substitutes! The real deal is built to last. Black Rislan finish.  It’s listed on Etsy and chairish.  Bus shipping available or regional delivery.  

I will take a deposit to hold anything if you are waiting for income tax money! It’s the perfect time to add something awesome to your home!  💕

Have a great weekend! XO MALISSA

Big buy. DIY PRICED.

I just assisted in a local estate clean out and took possession of a bedroom full of Heywood Wakefield plus a Broyhill Saga dining room.  This stuff all needs some refinishing work and I am not in the position to get that done.  These items are in the raw and I am selling wholesale so you can do the work and get in this stuff at rock bottom prices.  Sure, if you want to pay me to get it done I would gladly restore to order but I do not typically buy for wholesale and in this case, I can price things low because of my great buy!  These are moving fast so please reach out immediately if you are interested in something.  I also have on eBay at higher price.  I am doing local pickup only. If you are out of the area and want shipping I can arrange for you but I cannot pack.  I can deliver in my immediate region....BERKS, LEHIGH, LANCASTER, ETC.  Any further I wil tack on a nominal delivery fee.  Ok I guess that’s the terms so on to the goods!  

 

Broyhill Saga dining table with 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair plus 1 table leaf. Table top could use refinish, chairs too. Seats to be recovered. Beautiful set $500

Broyhill Saga dining table with 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair plus 1 table leaf. Table top could use refinish, chairs too. Seats to be recovered. Beautiful set $500

Broyhill Saga credenza. Top needs refinished for sure. $300 (will discount to $700 if you buy whole dining room)

Broyhill Saga credenza. Top needs refinished for sure. $300 (will discount to $700 if you buy whole dining room)

SOLD Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 3 drawer chest with top deck cabinet in Wheat finish. Needs some finish love especially on tops but a super awesome piece and structurally just fine. $350

SOLD Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 3 drawer chest with top deck cabinet in Wheat finish. Needs some finish love especially on tops but a super awesome piece and structurally just fine. $350

Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 6 drawer low chest with mirror (see below). Also in Wheat with finish issues. $300

Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 6 drawer low chest with mirror (see below). Also in Wheat with finish issues. $300

here’s what the mirror looks like set up.

here’s what the mirror looks like set up.

SOLD Lamp table in Wheat. Top needs redone. Sweet table. I use mine for my 4’ aluminum tree at Christmas.

SOLD Lamp table in Wheat. Top needs redone. Sweet table. I use mine for my 4’ aluminum tree at Christmas.

What did you miss?  Don’t cry but head to my instagram as that is where all my goodies get posted FIRST! 

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Text me or call 6102235758 for fastest claim! Prices are CASH PICKUP OR VERY LOCAL DELIVERY ONLY.  I will def deliver further for additional fee.  Want to hire me to restore it for you?  I can do that too!  

 

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Also check out the November issue of Berks County Living Magazine! I have a feature in the 5 Things column and will be providing a prize pack to the contest winner of the month!  They will be on newsstands shortly and are currently trickling out to subscribers!

Thanks for keeping me busy and working!  

XO Malissa  

Research Revisited-Harvey Probber piece

Bent Mahogany Base is held by a brass stretcher rod.  Probber did have some famous dining chairs that also utilize the brass rod and curved slats but we all know there are tons of knock offs or just plain likeness designs out there, I just really wanted to see this in print.   

Bent Mahogany Base is held by a brass stretcher rod.  Probber did have some famous dining chairs that also utilize the brass rod and curved slats but we all know there are tons of knock offs or just plain likeness designs out there, I just really wanted to see this in print.   

Earlier this year I won a beautiful little side table with a bent wood slatted x base.  Not many turned up but the piece along with a similar magazine rack seem to get attributed to Harvey Probber.  If you know me at all, you know I never believe others when they say ‘attributed to’ and prefer to do my own research. Over the summer I was able to review a Probber catalog at the Philadelphia Athenaeum Museum, which is basically an architectural museum and library.  The small catalog was more of a brochure and did not contain the table.  I did, however, discuss what I was looking for with the librarian who recommended I check both Winterthur and Hagley in Wilmington, DE.  Both of these museums are in the realm of the DuPont family and document industrial history.  I checked Hagley’s holdings and they had 2 Probber items I could review.  Unlike most places I visit, they were able to pull them while I waited.  

***RESEARCH TIP***  Most larger libraries have off site storage and it is very important you make an appointment in advance to review something specific in the collection.  

I am not an experienced Probber dealer so I could not determine much by the construction alone.  It was obvious there was veneer used. The design was impressive and the use of the brass piece was definitely not your average look but I needed to learn more. Check out the catalogs are always a help.  Sadly, there are really no resources online for Probber and his works that I found.     I must say, after making the trip to Wilmington, I so enjoyed the perusal.  So first I looked at The Kill Collection.  It was a thin catalog that just featured pieces from this collection.  Everything in this collection is metal.  It is really lovely but not was I was looking for.  The Librarian returned with the other catalog.  This always makes me take a deep breath as I wonder if I will find my answer or go home with more questions after exhausting the 3 catalogs that are housed within 2 hours of me.  When I took a look at the tabbed hard cover bound book, I was optimistic. Where to start?  I turned to the Occassional section first. There were some side tables in the area but I did not find my table.  My heart began to sink again.  By this point, my goal was to get as much info out of this book as possible.  There were wood chip samples of the finishes offered. I also realized that Probber sold directly to the trade. That means in order to buy his furniture, you needed to be working with an interior designer or architect.  That cuts out a lot of middle America and also reminds me that these designer high end pieces will not be found easily.  

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I flipped to the beginning and started to find small pieces again so my optimism returned.  And finally, I found what I was looking for.  I high fived the kids, who had reluctantly accompanied me on this trip, and sat for a bit taking it all in.   

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Finish options. So cool that the sample chips were included! 

Finish options. So cool that the sample chips were included! 

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There were also plastic laminate chips of which only a white one was still intact.  I believe my top to be plastic laminate.  This particular piece and the magazine rack were not listed in the price list. Bummer.  This book was a 1957 publication, by the way.  

So excited I was able to authenticate this piece! I hope I get to visit the Probber catalog again in the future! His designs were fabulous and I would call him more transitional than mcm purist.  Unlike many of the lower end pieces, these are less kitschy and fun and all grace and elegance.  

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Prior to my stop at Hagley, I visited a fabric outlet in Newark.  It was worth the stop even though most fabrics were $20 or so a yard.  I picked up 5 yards and feel like I know where I am going with that Knoll Antimott Chair now.  I often hate to commit to fabrics and colors without a buyer but intelligent me knows most people don’t have enough imagination to choose.  I wanted something colorful with a bold print.  I have 3 yards of this (yellow/blue) I want to make the cushions out of.  I also got 2 yards of another navy/turquoise/royal geometric weave.  Both fabrics are indoor/outdoor and treated for fade resistance and sun protection but feel like a standard upholstery fabric. I think they will both do great in dining chair and high use applications.  Stay tuned!  If you are interested in purchasing the Knoll Antimott chair, there is still time to dictate the details.  Reach out!  I am half way through my income tax class and still very busy.  Working on adding new listings in between homework.  Please keep your eyes to my shops so you don’t miss anything!

LOCAL?  RENTALS FOR PHOTO SHOOTS!  looking for the perfect accessory for photographing the kids? If I have a piece you’d love to borrow for a day or a few hours, let’s chat!  I know I have some friends in photography and I would love to work out some rentals for your holiday shoots!  

NEW ARRIVALS!

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Awesome petite church pew bench. Only 53”! Pinterest this and see how hot they area! In a dining nook, foyer or hall, mud room and so much more!  Can work with primitive, eclectic and farmhouse looks too.  This pew came out of a church in South Jersey years ago.  The family is relocating to the west coast and leaving some things behind.  Painted, chippy finish, antiqued.   

Smalls include 2 huge glass pharmaceutical bottles, a neat pair of wood owl salt and pepper (grinder) made in India and a real clean scale.  Listings will be up soon.  Another treat for me.....that great wrap! 💕👌

Smalls include 2 huge glass pharmaceutical bottles, a neat pair of wood owl salt and pepper (grinder) made in India and a real clean scale.  Listings will be up soon.  Another treat for me.....that great wrap! 💕👌

Please note if you are searching for large furniture items in time for the holidays, I suggest you commit now.  Greyhound can take up to 2 months and this year has been on the longer side.  White glove shipping as well can take that long.  My uship guys are a little quicker but it really hinders on where they are in the schedule when we book them.  Pick up can be a week or two out.  I take care of all the booking and logistics for you so no worries! Let me assist you in creating a cozy home for the holidays! XO MALISSA