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Monday, July 18, 2011

Jackpot today at the Goodwill! Adrian Pearsall (?) and TST Jamaica Bay

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.

9 comments:

  1. The magazine holder is by Arthur Umanoff, manufactured in Japan and from the "World Wide Collection" for Washington Woodcraft circa 1964.

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  2. That chair's proportions are hilarious and I think I love it! Reminds me of "Fat Bottomed Girls."

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  3. Jonathan- Thanks for the info. I know you are the "go to guy" for Paul McCobb but didn't know you were dabbling in other designers.

    Vintage Hunter- not only do they make the rockin' world go round but, sometimes they need to sit.

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  4. I LOVE your thrill and excitement over things..that chair is BRILLIANT. What a jackpot. All I found here in KC today (105 heat index by the way) was a mid century round foot stool. I was pleased as punch with that but nothing compares to your finds!

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  5. Dog! That TST JamBay is such a sweet score! Nicely done Sir...nicely done!

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  6. Mr. Modtomic- Thank you sir, it is high praise coming from you.

    Barbe- I'm always willing to act as "native guide" or shopping companion to the thrifts of Columbus.

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  7. I have an ENORMOUS stash of Jamaica Bay in a storage unit--I've always loved it--and love your excitement. I think I remember having everything you have--PLUS coffee pot, serving pieces etc. I wish you could contact me.

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    1. @garycatcat -Drop me an email bopfishvintage@hotmail.com

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