an original modern chair score
it is perhaps no secret that i am a modern furniture nerd.
and i have no business buying more furniture right about now.
but dig, i could not pass this up. what seems like an original eames plywood (DCW) chair, obviously for an institutional use, found adjacent to the waverly farmer's market this morning. upon further input from knowledgeable sources, we found that it is a THONET chair, which was contemporary with eames, and perhaps even inspiratory to - ? and we thought we were only buying fruit for pie.
the still extant shipping thingie sez:
from THONET INDUSTRIES INC
ONE PARK AVENUE - NEW YORK 16, NY
R. Mars, The Contract Co.
112 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore 1, Md.
#6167-68 For: Sinai Hospital
hell yeah! and since the above has no zip code, we can be assured that this chair's vintage is from at least 1963. the zone codes above were apparently implemented for larger cities from 1943 until the 60s.
all in all, a pretty sweet score and relatively affordable to boot.