|Mid2Mod Set #1|
|Mid2Mod Set #2|
|Mid2Mod Set #3, currently listed on V&M|
I love the rich wood, the wonderful nubby upholstery, the subtle sheen on the iron legs. So you can imagine my reaction when I saw these:
To add insult to injury, here's how the dealer described them:
Mid Centuty <sic> "Eames" Chair
Funky mid-century "Eames" lounge chair in black upholstery and reed <sic> lacquers <sic> wood.
It looks as if someone hit the frame a quick lick with some flat black paint, threw some cotton fabric on the seats (which appears to be fraying underneath) and slapped some red paint on that gorgeous wood.
Now don't get me wrong. I know I'm not the sole arbiter of good taste, and I'm not completely against painting furniture. I realize that there are some pieces that have been too badly abused and are too far gone to restore, and I know some people like "funky"...but this broke my heart.
Tell me it will be OK...that someone will love them and give them a good home, in spite of the fact that they've been tarted up like Julia Roberts before her makeover in Pretty Woman.