Yesterday we were able to pick up two Jens Risom coffee tables in great condition at an unbelievable price. One still had the sticker on the bottom, although some previous owner had swiped Old English or Restore-a-Finish over it. The seller is a well-known mid-century dealer in the area. I'm not sure how long the tables had been in her inventory, but I guess she was ready to move them out and decided to list them low.
The tables are identical to one I gave the kids a couple of years ago. My SIL saw them on Craigslist, so he emailed my daughter and me, saying "Do these look familiar?" She and I decided to go pick them up, since they love theirs so much. The thing is practically indestructible. My older grandson climbs on theirs, eats his meals on it and pounds it with blocks and toy cars, and there's not a mark on it. My daughter just scrubs it down with a Clorox wipe, and the laminate top is good to go. I'm usually not a big fan of laminate, but these are beautiful, no matter how much wear and tear they get.
Those of you who follow this blog regularly know that I'm a bit of a Jens Risom fanatic, so I was ecstatic to get these tables.
|The new Jens Risom tables|
|From another angle|