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The show me your Witco thread.
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-09-08 9:59 pm   Permalink

I don't think so, Looks very rough, any marks on the back?

 
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KonaKay
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From: Hudson, NH
Posted: 2014-09-10 7:46 pm   Permalink

No markings at all

 
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bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2014-09-11 6:59 pm   Permalink

Like new bar stools. Don't have room for them so I will probably put them in marketplace









 
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tiki-tom
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Posted: 2014-09-16 8:47 pm   Permalink

A few days ago I went to lunch with my lovely wife and daughter and on the way home stopped off at a thrift store just to kill time. As I looked in the back of the store what did I see? Witco maybe? It sure looked like one but I'd never seen a Witco candle holder . Not so much tiki, but still...



Long story short I took this beauty home ( The wife thinks not,lol) and did a little research...



Score!!! Wonder how it ended up in coastal South Carolina... ahh, The stories it could tell.


 
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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2014-11-06 10:35 pm   Permalink

I just picked up these 2 pieces.

I have never seen either of these before,have you?

I've seen a version of the boy that was a lot more realistic then space aged lawn jockey,but i dig him.

W



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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-11-07 10:49 am   Permalink

Too cool WVM, nice finds!

 
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nimereht
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Joined: Sep 08, 2002
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Posted: 2014-12-29 10:15 am   Permalink

this may have been discussed before, but I keep seeing pieces like this being pawned off as witco, but I just don't see it. it's not chainsaw carved and it also has plastic inlays...can someone confirm please?




 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2014-12-29 10:26 am   Permalink

Those pieces have been discussed before on here, you're right. They're definitely not Witco; but some sellers call them Witco to drive up the price. I think a piece like that was in the Mad Men tv show also..

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-12-29 12:48 pm   Permalink

If it is an original, it should be from Spain dated 1960s to 70s, it is Castilian design
or as I call it these days "Spanish Modern", the knockoffs came from Mexico.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-12-30 1:56 pm   Permalink

There are whole bed room sets of this design style, with various pieces from headboards to night stands to big mirrored wardrobes. In my opinion these are cool mid-century designs by themselves, and don't really need the Witco monicker. However, as internet research nowadays goes just about one or two mouse clicks deep, sellers are simply copying the mistake from each other and perpetuating the misinformation.

Years ago, when these pieces first surfaced, I shot off two or three messages to some sellers to inform them of their misunderstanding, but there was no change in the posts. It's not so much for the price as for the X-tra clicks the name Witco brings, I would think. Mostly, the perpetrators just go by what they see on other posts.


 
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ManFromT.I.K.I.
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Posted: 2014-12-30 7:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-12-29 10:15, nimereht wrote:
this may have been discussed before, but I keep seeing pieces like this being pawned off as witco, but I just don't see it. it's not chainsaw carved and it also has plastic inlays...can someone confirm please?






You have good instincts. Cool piece nonetheless. Stylistically, it is also too refined and smoothly/intricately carved and finished to pass as Witco.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-12-30 8:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-12-30 13:56, bigbrotiki wrote:
There are whole bed room sets of this design style, with various pieces from headboards to night stands to big mirrored wardrobes. In my opinion these are cool mid-century designs by themselves, and don't really need the Witco monicker. However, as internet research nowadays goes just about one or two mouse clicks deep, sellers are simply copying the mistake from each other and perpetuating the misinformation.

Years ago, when these pieces first surfaced, I shot off two or three messages to some sellers to inform them of their misunderstanding, but there was no change in the posts. It's not so much for the price as for the X-tra clicks the name Witco brings, I would think. Mostly, the perpetrators just go by what they see on other posts.



This style/aesthetic was used in custom entry doors also, I can't find the photos here
but there are a few pics on TC.


 
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gadiffen
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Posted: 2015-01-10 7:42 pm   Permalink

I found some witco at an estate sale today, and wondered if anyone is familiar with this set. It is pretty dark and wanted to know if this is considered tiki. Any help would be appreciated.










 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2015-01-11 04:27 am   Permalink

Not tiki. Don't think it's Witco either.

 
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gadiffen
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Posted: 2015-01-11 06:06 am   Permalink

Thanks for your quick reply. I didn't think so either. My nephew is really getting into tiki and I thought I might get it for him. I am just a nubee and needed some guidance!! Looks kind of Gothic to me, but the owner said it was Witco tiki. Gonna keep on looking


 
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