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post #46 of 84
The floors are great. Please keep those
post #47 of 84
PMd on the table. Oh... this isn't the for sale thread!

In regards to the "comfortable" black "desk" chair. It'll work as a desk chair for sitting in for maybe an hour per day. But if you sit for hours and do work at your desk, that chair will be a killer on your back/body after a couple/few weeks.
post #48 of 84
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Thank you for kind comments!

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Originally Posted by Toiletduck View Post
awesome pieces! your place should be well cosy after you're all done... your liquor cabinet does look a bit lonely though!

Thanks! And yes, it's finally getting some company. (See below) Also, when the pictures are ready from the framers in a few weeks, it may actually get a bit crowded on the walls there.

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Originally Posted by Tangerz View Post
Liquor cabinet is too mirrory for my tastes, considering the other furniture - like the corner sofa has a bit of a chrome and the triple light ceiling lamp also has a bit of chrome.

Maybe they are in different rooms, in which case my comment should be thrown out of the window

I see your point - the ceiling lamp is in the combined dining-room/library/office, though. The sofa and the drinks cabinet are in the same room, but in opposite corners.

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Originally Posted by The Snob View Post
Oh gosh I love that glass top table. Also, the stove and the floors are beautiful. I've definitely got "antique stove" under my list of things to buy. All in all, great pieces!

Did you decide on walls yet? I've always been a fan of the neutral-green/mint hued tones.

We decided to just keep them white - there will be enough visual clutter eventually.

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Originally Posted by FromCAtoCO View Post
The floors are great. Please keep those

Will do.

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Originally Posted by fredfred View Post
PMd on the table. Oh... this isn't the for sale thread!

In regards to the "comfortable" black "desk" chair. It'll work as a desk chair for sitting in for maybe an hour per day. But if you sit for hours and do work at your desk, that chair will be a killer on your back/body after a couple/few weeks.

Yes, I passed on it,and bought this instead:

1930s Bauhaus-style barber's chair, missing the neck support and covered in some early type of pleather:





I like the ratcheting/tilting back, I once saw an old Bentley with the same arrangement:




Ill just remove the fitting for the neck support, and have it re-upholstered to match the sofa and barstools:



post #49 of 84
Thread Starter 
Ah, and a 300+ years old dining table for contrast:


You can see a bit of it here:


Some smaller stuff: A couple of heads for the walls, one, Swedish art deco, the other presumably Chinese:




And a champagne bucket, which the seller claimed was from this airship, although I doubt it (on the other hand, the royal crown places it as pre-WWII, and I can't find any other ship that really fits):




Supposedly, luxuries like ice-buckets were jettisoned before the crash, and were later recovered.

It takes an Italian to bring an ice bucket on a polar expedition, I suppose.
post #50 of 84
Very cool. What is that humongous paper weight looking thingy next to your iron heater/stove?
post #51 of 84
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It takes an Italian to bring an ice bucket on a polar expedition, I suppose.
Or an Englishman. I am quite fond of your mirrored liquor cabinet. A beacon of hope.
post #52 of 84
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Very cool. What is that humongous paper weight looking thingy next to your iron heater/stove?
It's a sculpture, ceramic in a terracotta/chamotte-type clay. It's made in in the late sixties, and I still can't make out the signature, after having it around for years.
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Or an Englishman. I am quite fond of your mirrored liquor cabinet. A beacon of hope.
It is! I've found a relative that was attributed to René Drouet, although I doubt it. We have christened it the "Endicott": Endicott keeps his body clean Endicott don't use nicotine Endicott don't drink alcohol Endicott use no drugs at all Endicott don't eat any sweet Endicott don't eat pig feet
post #53 of 84
on the barber's chair: "Ill just remove the fitting for the neck support, and have it re-upholstered to match the sofa and barstools" hmmm, I like it the way it is.....your place looks great.
post #54 of 84
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Or an Englishman.

I am quite fond of your mirrored liquor cabinet. A beacon of hope.

The English hate ice.

I almost bought a pair of vintage/antique mirrored end tables because of this thread. But, they don't really go with my decor, nor do I particularly like art deco.
post #55 of 84
Looks fantastiq
post #56 of 84
This is shaping up as a great flat -- congrats.
post #57 of 84
i love that chair... looking great!
post #58 of 84
I really like the floor. Maybe some Kartell or an Eames Lounge Chair (white?) if you can afford it. I think this place has a lot of potential.
post #59 of 84
..and that dining table could use a good sanding too.
post #60 of 84
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..and that dining table could use a good sanding too.

LOL
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