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Whaddaya call those Big Round Wicker Chairs?
KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2008-08-06 11:26 pm   Permalink

I have a question for the 'Ohana re. peacock chairs...

I'd love to find one of these babies for "Paradise Cove" (my home lounge):



This one was picked by a Florida TCer for an incredible $25.00 and is EXACTLY the size and style I'm looking for. Or something close to it, anyway.


I live in L.A. and I've looked around for a while, but no luck. That is, until I spotted a recent posting on Craig's List. The only problem was the chair turned out to be GINORMOUS, with a whopping width of 51"!



So, not only will that NOT fit in my little Suzuki hatch-back (it's actually wider than my CAR!), but it won't fit in the limited space of my lounge either.

What I really need, therefore, is a peacock chair with a maximum width of no more than 30" inches or so.

Any ideas out there re. where I might specifically look for such an item here in the L.A. area for a reasonable price (i.e., no more than $125.00 or so)? For instance, do you know of any big thrift stores that specialize in furniture?

There IS a Florida-based company I came across called Rattan Shack which charges about what I want to spend for the chair itself, then an extra $25.00 for a cushion with custom fabric of my choice (all very reasonable), and just an additional $50.00 for shipping. So, about $200.00 for everything, AND the dimensions are also just about perfect for the limited space of my lounge.



BUT, naturally, if I could find a similar chair -- USED -- for a price a bit closer to the $25.00 paid by that lucky TCer, I'd be a happy camper indeed!

And, finally, if any of you L.A. area based TCers happen to have one of those (not gigantic) chairs lying around which you'd like to get rid of, PLEASE let me know!

Cheers and Mahalos!


 
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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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Posted: 2008-08-25 01:40 am   Permalink

Thanks to a great tip from Mr. Noname, I managed to snag this beauty for my Paradise Cove Tiki Lounge at a Salvation Army while I was in San Diego for Oasis!



And guess how much I paid???

Would you believe 13 BUCKS?! (It was on SALE that morning for HALF OFF!)

Still not QUITE as ornate as the one that TCer in Florida managed to pick up for 25 smackers, but, hey -- it's nice ENOUGH!

I guess THIS time "13" was my LUCKY number, eh?

Thanks again, Eric!

Cheers & Mahalo


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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2008-08-25 09:44 am   Permalink

Looks good in your Tiki Room! The Heather Watts painting and everything else ties together perfectly.

 
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only1pinuchi
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Posted: 2009-03-03 06:07 am   Permalink

The round as opposed to Fan back chair is called Papason






 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-03-04 11:29 am   Permalink

I call them Tura Satana chairs!




 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2009-03-04 10:31 pm   Permalink

This is funny, I just saw the movie Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill. She was great in it.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1161
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2009-03-04 11:06 pm   Permalink

The Sarah Palin Seventies Alaskan High School Prom chair?




 
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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2009-03-06 6:36 pm   Permalink

Here's two of the peacock chairs that I've got.

My girlfriend found this one for me at a thrift store by my house

And after telling myself not to buy anymore peacock chairs, I found this one on craigslist last night for $30!
I've got another chair that I posted a while back. Also, with my new HUGE edition I've got one more small peacock chair that I need to get rid of (I live in an apartment!). It looks to be the same as the one the Kreepytiki posted, and it's FREE to anyone who can come by and pick it up. PM me if you're interested.


 
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tikigik
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Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 119
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
Posted: 2009-06-17 4:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-23 18:37, Tiki Matt wrote:
I call 'em cheesy.



That settles it, then. DEFINATELY tiki. <g,d &r>


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4247
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-06-17 4:49 pm   Permalink

A Trader Vic's smoking chair?



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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2009-06-17 9:45 pm   Permalink

in france they called it the Emmanuelle Chair I guess





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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-06-18 10:43 am   Permalink

kindling?.....the small room swallower!?


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-09-17 6:16 pm   Permalink

I've been seeing them making a comeback lately when a photographer wants to go for a retro 60's or 70's look.

Here's Sienna Miller on this month's cover of British GQ:





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LoungeShark
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Joined: Apr 10, 2009
Posts: 160
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2009-09-17 8:54 pm   Permalink

I picked one up a couple weeks ago at a garage sale for a whooping $2.00. HOWEVER, I'd be willing to pay like $25 if Sienna came with it.

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-01-03 10:22 pm   Permalink

The Queen or Peacock Chair might be the one of the oldest pieces of tropicalia that eventually became a staple for the tiki bar. Here's one being used at the "House Without A Key" in Honolulu back in 1928.






The guy in the middle looks like Gecko's great-grandpappy if you ask me.

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