Monday, February 18, 2008
My new old art deco suite!
Oh boy am I happy! My beautiful and pretty much immaculate 3 piece Art Deco club lounge finally arrived yesterday (Sunday) from Goolwa, SA. I bought this on ebay and was sitting up til late at night to ensure I won it. But no one else bidded on it, can you believe it?!
The guys that delivered it (thanks Aladdins On The Move - highly recommended) were shaking their heads. They have not seen a suite like this in such good condition and when I told them I paid $350 they were stunned and reckoned I should get it to Sydney quick-smart where it would fetch $3000 in its mint condition.
Apparently it has been sitting in an Aunt's holiday cottage in SA for 50 years and was never really used. It is so stunning and I want to work out what I can do to protect it so that it doesn't wear out. Any suggestions?
Here is the fabric up close - it's a sort of bottle green with the palm fronds creating by cutting the plush (I guess?). I have had a look on ebay and have seen some bottle green vintage velvet curtains but I also like the idea of contrast (as you can see from my living room photo - very eclectic!).
Next will be a good vintage rug and art deco table to be in keeping with the suite. We picked up a fabulous wooden tall lamp that just needs a shade yesterday at Lawson markets here in the Mountains.