Thursday, July 8, 2010

Acquisition: '20s/'30s Wicker Folding Chair

On the unbearably sweaty walk home last night, I came across a guy selling a bunch of old DVDs -- and this incredible old picnic/beach wicker folding chair on East 14th Street.  Praying for any number under $50, I asked how much he wanted for it.  $5!  I almost fell over.  It's missing one of its straps, but otherwise is perfect! 

15 comments:

james at 10engines said...

been looking for a name fo r these. or mre backstory.... we have 2. so killer.

宥妃宥妃 said...

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beachbungalow8 said...

oh man. only in NYC. love your 'new' (to me) wall color.

Janet said...

Beautiful! A treat on a hot day. Better than ice cream

MrRonfeld said...

I have a couple of them as well. They've seen me through many a cricket match and picnic. Frankly, they are nice, but are a bit low for me anymore- if you find you (or anyone else) wants 2 in great shape I'll be putting them up for sale- etsy or direct.

La Bonne Vivante said...

ADORABLE!

Lisa said...

Are you wishing for the weather of your January 23, 2009 post?

gretchen said...

oh, good score!
you could use an old belt to replace the missing strap...

JMW said...

Very cool chair!

jones said...

That chair is to-die-for! Who needs two straps? I love the new color--goes with the chair. Mary

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Joanna Goddard said...

love this! i can't wait to come over and see your apartment makeover!

Hannah Greene said...

God, I love those random street finds. And it looks like it's perfect to bring along on picnics and such.

Utellme said...

I found one of these, replete with leather straps and compartment under the seat, at a Pic 'N Save here in the Los Angeles (Culver City?) area back in the early-mid '90s. I love it. It was new, but made in the '20s-'30s style, probably for fishing. It is still in perfect condition. So much fun at the beach with people staring wondering where I got it. It probably cost me $15-$20 bucks.

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