Just as we pulled into town after the long drive, we heard from the seller, who said he'd had to put his truck in the shop and couldn't meet us till 5:30 or 6:00 that evening. He promised he'd call us as soon as he could, but when my SIL got off the phone, he said he had a weird feeling that something was up and the guy had just given us the brush-off.
We had another stop to make for another great Carter Brothers scoop chair...from the same person who sold us my black one. He told us that the dealer we were supposed to meet was a bit of an oddball, but he gave us the names of two other dealers in town he said were rock solid. One was closed that day, but the other was open.
Oh, my goodness...were we ever happy things turned out they way they did! We walked into a veritable treasure trove of mid-century smalls and lamps and chairs, and the dealer was a wonderful person. She was ready to wheel and deal, and we made a spectacular haul. Not only that, we made a great business contact and a new friend. We shopped and visited with her for about three hours, and she's going to start picking for us on a regular basis. What a stroke of luck!
We went back a week later to visit the other dealer who had been closed the first trip, and he's going to be a good source for us too. We bought a spectacular desk (possibly a Peter Protzmann, which I'll post about later), several more lamps, some great art and more smalls. It's also where we got the beautiful yellow safari chairs, the huge inlaid cork lamp and the Møller chair that I've already posted about.
And the other guy? Never called back.
|Jo Niemeyer signed prints|
|Signed Emil Bertoluzzi lamp|
|Large green vase|
|Large slanted Haeger bowl|
|Danish Modern sconces|
|Huge C. Jere' sculpture|
|Large decanter (possibly a Joel Meyer's Blenko)|
Anybody recognize it?
|Orange swung vase and square orange Viking bowl|