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Scored this couch set for $200..
Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-26 03:17 am   Permalink

I picked this up today for $200 which i thought was pretty good as this stuff is hard to find here in Australia, there are 2x single seats and 2x doubles, obviously i plan to re-cover the cusions but the rattan is in good shape..
Can anyone tell me what it's worth or what you paid for a simmilar item???? there is a set on ebay for around $3000! which they claim is 1940's but i have no idea when this stuff was made..
Cheers..!!
Tiki Trav






 
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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
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From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2007-02-26 04:41 am   Permalink

Great score !

 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2007-02-26 09:39 am   Permalink

Hi Trav-

Yeah you got a great score! I'm hardly an expert but what you have is attributed to Paul Frankl, although rarely if ever signed. I read someplace that depending on how many bands on the arms determines the age of the pieces. I have a set that has 6 bands on the arms and that is supposed to be from the 40s. I see you have the 4 band...so either it's 30s or 50s I can't remember which...then again the whole band thing might be a bunch of crap..who knows! Anyway you got an awesome deal! I found a set last summer consisting of 2 arm chairs, a 4 piece sofa- (2 slipper chairs and 2 one sided arm rest chairs)and a coffee table for $300. Mine have vinyl covers that are brown and orange floral-not beautiful by any means but in great shape, vintage, and fine for outside. Here is a link to see just how much these things are going for once restored and reupholstered.



http://www.springdalefurnishings.com/florida_room/springdale_florida_rm_sold.html




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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-02-26 10:57 am   Permalink

..never mind those...let's have a look at those big red tikis in the background!!

 
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kikekeki
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: the River of Grass in FlourDough
Posted: 2007-02-26 11:05 am   Permalink

Awesome score!
With the current upholstery, you could get anywhere from $2K to $4K, depending on the area of the country you are in. Either way, if it's for personal use:
nice find

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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-26 2:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-26 11:05, kikekeki wrote:
With the current upholstery, you could get anywhere from $2K to $4K, depending on the area of the country you are in.



What about the other side of the world?

Very nice score mate.
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sputnikmoss
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2007-02-26 3:13 pm   Permalink

I found that this kind of rattan is also referred to as "Godfather" because it was featured in the movie. I found the reference to the "bands" and dating the piece refers to the bases.
10 band=1930s,9 band= 1940s, 8 band=1950s.

Heywood Wakefield did a line called "Ashcraft" in the 1940s that is made to mimic rattan but made of Ash. Rattan was hard to get during WWII so they faked it with bent Ash. That furniture is really nice too, I have 4 barstools. The chair design is more square without the "square pretzel" curve of the Frankl design.






 
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Tiki Trav
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-26 4:14 pm   Permalink

well i guess it was a good score! it has 10 bands on the base which may indicate that she is actually quite old AND a cool looking couch! Stoked!
Keep the info coming and thanks for the info so far guys, this has been quite an education..


 
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Tiki Trav
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2007-02-26 10:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-26 10:57, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
..never mind those...let's have a look at those big red tikis in the background!!



those big tikis are the refrigerator/freezer in our bar.. I do large format digital printing for work so i just drew 'em up, printed 'em on some self adhesive vinyl and SLAP! tiki fridge!



 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-02-27 05:51 am   Permalink

Wow...what a beautiful set. Just get some vintage tropical print on those cushions and you'll be in heaven. Majorly jealous here!!!

If you haven't checked it out before, look at the great prints at
Barkcloth Hawaii

Show us more pictures once you get them set up in your tiki room so we can drool some more.
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kustomtiki
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
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From: La Mesa
Posted: 2007-03-04 09:14 am   Permalink

Great find!!

 
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BonefishBob
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Joined: Sep 05, 2007
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From: My Tiki Bar in Brookhaven GA !
Posted: 2007-12-20 09:58 am   Permalink

That Fridge is tooo Keenoo, and I thought the one I did with bamboo slats was hot. You could take that idea to market. Anyway all this info on the rattan is invaluable. Keep it coming, in the mean time here are a few shots of mine. The Lanai is still a work in progress with a long way to go, but hey that's the fun of it. Looking for some vintage Lane surfboard end tables to match the coffee table but they are a bugger to find. The guy I bought my rattan from had tried to sell it in the largest yard sell in America, (goes from the Carolina's to Alabama) but after a week no one bit. He was sick of it taking up all his storage space so I hauled it off for $250.
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BonefishBob
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From: My Tiki Bar in Brookhaven GA !
Posted: 2007-12-20 11:04 am   Permalink

That Fridge is tooo Keenoo, and I thought the one I did with bamboo slats was hot. You could take that idea to market. Anyway all this info on the rattan is invaluable. Keep it coming, in the mean time here are a few shots of mine. The Lanai is still a work in progress with a long way to go, but hey that's the fun of it. Looking for some vintage Lane surfboard end tables to match the coffee table but they are a bugger to find. The guy I bought my rattan from had tried to sell it in the largest yard sell in America, (goes from the Carolina's to Alabama) but after a week no one bit. He was sick of it taking up all his storage space so I hauled it off for $250.
"Momma, said there'd be days like that"










 
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Su-tiki
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Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2007-12-21 9:46 pm   Permalink

Very cool set. But ditch the plaid and re-upholster with tropical patterns .You scored big time. Love it!

 
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kroozzn62
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Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 122
Posted: 2008-01-02 03:00 am   Permalink

Trav, they are hot ,youve given me an idea for a new range of sofas for my shops sofa collection.. Dude i think we met . via LJ in newcastle ,
dude we chatted on the phone for a sec .LJ said you planned a big tiki party at your joint. how did it go? any pics?..LJ said you planned a full tiki newyears...


 
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