Stopped by a couple of Goodwills here in Columbus and hit the jackpot at the second one! I can not quite identify the chair but it has the hallmarks of an Adrian Pearsall design or it might be a Widdicomb. Paid for the chair then looked at the rest of the store- POW! an 90 piece set of Taylor Smith Taylor, Color Craft, Jamaica Bay china! I also got a nice teak magazine holder, too.
Where to start... I'll start with the chair. The chair was reupholstered sometime between 1965 and 1984 (the upholsterer sewed a tag on the bottom and I found a record of the business; they went out of biz in 1984) so all the makers tags are gone. I've spent a good 5 hours pouring over Google image and Ebay; It has that weird swept back and the wood along the bottom that makes me think Adrian Pearsall but I saw a piece by Widdicomb that was also similar... Gah! well, it's cool looking, isn't it.
I saw the chair as soon as I walked in and knew I wanted it so I went up to the register to pay for it before someone else got their greedy lil' mitts on it. I then took a circuit around the store - (humming) la lala la, small appliances- nada, lamps- nuttin', art- zip, pot and pans-uh uh, dishes- WHAMO!
My eyes bugged out and an electrical shock ran through me; NINTY (90) pieces of Taylor Smith Taylor, Color Craft, Jamaica Bay pieces! I ran (I would have run over anyone in my way) to grab a cart and loaded the awesome haul. $40 bucks latter and it was mine (it's mine, it's mine; I'm a greedy miser).
Here's what it consists of: 1 Covered butter dish, 1 creamer, 1 covered sugar, 15 saucers, 16 bread plates, 1 small serving bowl, 2 larger serving bowls.
14 dinner plates, 16 berry bowls, 5 coup bowls (sorta shallow soup bowls), 2 large oval platters
15 coffee cups and 1 divided relish dish (looks like a canoe).
On my way to the register I picked up this teak magazine holder that was lookin' all lonely and forgotten. It was dirty and dried out but you can see the magic that is Howard' "Feed-n-Wax"- Glowing with health and vitality, now.
Okay, my next post will be the stuff I found in Akron a few weeks ago.