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The show me your Witco thread.
TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 901
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-08-04 4:33 pm   Permalink

Tipsy, that is the best sofa I have ever seen. Done. Over and out. I've seen the one in Tiki Modern, but I always like seeing alternate designs (no doubt there are dozens, if not more) from ones in Sven's Bible.

Meatballs make anything better, no?


 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 531
From: WA
Posted: 2014-08-04 9:42 pm   Permalink

Sweet couch Tipsy!!!!! Defiantly a rare find. These were some of the last items Witco made before closing the doors. So I'm pretty sure there is not a lot of them out there.

 
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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 866
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2014-08-17 2:22 pm   Permalink

New Witco lamp. Does anyone know what the shade looked like?



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6298
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-08-17 3:12 pm   Permalink

Well ideally it looked like this.....



But in reality most Witco lamp shades were pretty ugly late 1960s or 1970s style
like an avocado green burlap shade, your better off finding a cool
1950s shade to replace whatever was originally on it.

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Tikisgrl
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Joined: Aug 03, 2005
Posts: 866
From: Lowell, Mass
Posted: 2014-08-18 6:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks Atomic Tiki Punk. I should probably have mentioned that the lamp is almost 4 feet tall. It's a bit larger than a table lamp, but not quite a floor lamp. I was also thinking about the right shape on the lamp shade also. I was hoping that Sven would magically appear with the catalog picture.

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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2014-08-18 7:56 pm   Permalink

I couldn't find it in Sven's book, but almost all the lamps that are similar (sort of similar anyway) have a simple white long canister like lamp shade.

CORRECTION, look what I just found online!






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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6298
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-08-18 8:28 pm   Permalink

I have never seen a Witco lamp with those shades, they have always been a single color plain cylindrical type shade
does anyone here, have one?


 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 119
From: Austin via SoFla
Posted: 2014-08-26 07:16 am   Permalink

Can anyone help identify this carved fish wall art? The store I bought it from called it Witco but the serial number on the back is FF-100 so I'm not sure it's legit. A quick search on this site and Google haven't revealed any answers. Someone on Pintrest had a similar piece with two smaller fish they attributed to Witco. The frame is 5' long.






 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 245
Posted: 2014-08-26 09:23 am   Permalink

It's Witco

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1820
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-08-26 12:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-26 07:16, mikehooker wrote:
Can anyone help identify this carved fish wall art? The store I bought it from called it Witco but the serial number on the back is FF-100 so I'm not sure it's legit. A quick search on this site and Google haven't revealed any answers. Someone on Pintrest had a similar piece with two smaller fish they attributed to Witco. The frame is 5' long.








The Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Fl has some Witco pieces very similar to yours on display in the hotel. Seen in this thread on page two.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5347&forum=2&start=15

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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 119
From: Austin via SoFla
Posted: 2014-08-29 08:19 am   Permalink

Cool, thanks guys.

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5807
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-08-29 10:59 am   Permalink

That is a wild sofa Tipsy. I have been working on embracing Witco for the last couple of years. The only piece I have ever liked was the world map, which I finally bought. My therapy for trying to love Witco is looking at the Elvis Jungle Room occasionally. To me, it is the ultimate in gaudiness and somewhat painful to look at.

Here is pictures of my map in the home of the gal that sold it to me. It is now in my dining room which is decorated with maps.





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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 452
From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-09-04 8:39 pm   Permalink

Its missing the seat pad but I didn't care.....



 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2359
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-09-06 5:11 pm   Permalink

Found this guy at the antique flea market, this past week. Also found him on page 293 of Tiki Mpdern, in situ, with William Westenhaver.



 
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KonaKay
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Joined: Feb 15, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Hudson, NH
Posted: 2014-09-08 9:02 pm   Permalink

Sorry, bad pic! We found this at Brimfield Sunday. Wondering if it's Witco. Any ideas?



 
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