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Feeling Retro

May 11, 2010

For a while now, I've been actively looking for new bedroom furniture.  But rather than hit the box stores, I was hoping to find something with more of a vintage, mid-century feel to it. Craigslist and I are currently dating and frequent visits have yet to turn up anything new.  But while cruising eBay on Sunday, my eyes were opened to something new.

I stumbled upon a dresser and a pair of nightstands designed by John Keal for Brown-Saltman.  From what information I could find, John Keal, along with several other designers, like Paul Frankl, designed furniture for Brown-Saltman of California in the 1940's and 50's.  In my opinion, they truly defined the style of the era with their modern, mid-century design of clean lines.

The bidding for these pieces started out really low.  And the double bonus was that they were located in Phoenix, so shipment costs would not be a factor.  I thought the stars had aligned, the furniture gods wanting me to have these pieces in my life. 
Sadly, it didn't happen.  I was outbid.  And the winning bid was still well below what normal market price would be.  I was able to find the seller's local website and the listing for these items was A LOT more than the winning bid, so whoever won it got a great deal.  Too bad it wasn't me.


Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

They thanks for stopping by, and sorry that it took me so long to come over, I love these. You know you can keep checking at Goodwill and a few other local thrift shops. Go off the beaten path thats when you really find the good stuff.

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

Bummer...I hate when I get outbid. I'm sure you'll find another (maybe better!) piece!

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