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by AJ Fisher
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: wood bull sculpture by Ernst Henriksen
Replies: 0
Views: 906

wood bull sculpture by Ernst Henriksen

this bull sculpture is stamped "Ernst Henriksen Made in Denmark". it comes apart into many pieces. at first i thought the pieces were to be used as coasters, but now i'm thinking perhaps it's just part of the design. http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/bull_montage.jpg i have found some limi...
by AJ Fisher
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID on this black office speaker telephone
Replies: 0
Views: 971

ID on this black office speaker telephone

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/phone_multiline.jpg i found this neat-o phone in a thrift store yesterday. there are various numbers on the back of this phone, but nothing to indicate who was the manufacturer or in what year it was produced. i haven't attempted to look inside the housing. the uni...
by AJ Fisher
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....
Replies: 80
Views: 11258

Here is the house: http://www.ajfisherdesign.com/objects/house_lights.jpg Here are some ornaments on our tree: http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/ornaments.jpg The top row are Jewel-brite ornaments and the lower ones are wooden ornaments, mostly from Taiwan and Japan. -AJ
by AJ Fisher
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: unusual Burke coffee table
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

unusual Burke coffee table

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/table_burke.jpg i am seeking feedback on this table; specifically if anyone has seen one like this before. i am not convinced that the table top is original. the metal base is imprinted with the name "Burke Inc." underneath. it seem unusual to me to have ...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Design ideas for a Fence
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Design ideas for a Fence

Rob, http://www.erganic.com/images/1486.jpg here's a fence and gate I designed and fabricated for some friends. It is more japanese-inspired than mcm, but the asian panel concept is not unheard of in a modern environment. you could create panels that go closer to the ground to keep pets safely in th...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: What has Hollywood done for the Modernist lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

What has Hollywood done for the Modernist lately?

Seems like Hollywood depicts a lot of modern home interiors in commercials; everything from pharmaceuticals, glass cleaner, fast-food, cell phone plans, and more. They seem very common, perhaps more frequently than the actual occurrence of modern home ownership in the general population? Of course H...
by AJ Fisher
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: self-built googie-bar
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

self-built googie-bar

designing and building a bar. the metal framework will ultimately be painted flat black. the top 2" of bar surface will contain a light-box. It will illuinate an opaque, white, drink surface. The side and front sections nearest the top, will also illuminate. the top, right shows a conception of...
by AJ Fisher
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Mid-Century Artwork
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Mid-Century Artwork

very neat stuff. i appreciate both the color schemes and the forms you are representing. thanks for sharing!

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: calling all candleholders!
Replies: 0
Views: 996

calling all candleholders!

everything looks better in candlelight...right? i've got a few mcm-ish holders from the estate sales and thrift stores to share. please share your candleholder pix here! http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/candle_holders_sm.jpg the two on the left appear to be made using cracked glass and are my favor...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Any tips on how to clean up this retro chair?
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Any tips on how to clean up this retro chair?

i'm no chair expert, but it seems likely that sun exposure has caused the surface to deteriorate. it's a nice color. you may be able to apply a clear coat of non-reactive paint. this would probably reduce the "dull" appearance and help to seal the chair surface. the color should appear bri...
by AJ Fisher
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID help - floor lamp, marble base, 3 arms
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

ID help - floor lamp, marble base, 3 arms

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any ideas as to maker? it's in rough shape and needing some work. i'm not certain the arms are positioned as they are meant to be. apologies for the poor image quality.

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: What's a good price on this GE stereo/turntable/coffee...
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

What's a good price on this GE stereo/turntable/coffee...

Does the unit have good sound? Are all of the dials intact? Has it had an overhaul yet? If not, you can expect to pay perhaps as much as $300 to $400 to have the condensers/capacitors replaced. I went through this process recently: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12439 I would not pay ...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new house!
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Our new house!

my eye was drawn to the keystone above the fireplace hearth. that's a neat detail. i agree with previous mention of a dramatically-colored front door to set things off.

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM Record Consoles
Replies: 30
Views: 4436

MCM Record Consoles

I just got my RCA console delivered (from being serviced/overhauled) and I've snapped some photos to share. I have been looking for a decent, "keeper" phonograph for some time. So many record players I've come across have banged-up or scratched cabinetry or are missing a dial or two. This ...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM Record Consoles
Replies: 30
Views: 4436

MCM Record Consoles

Izzy, I like your stereo console. Can you tell me what kind it is? It looks like an RCA. Do you know what year it was made? I very recently came into possession of a 1963 RCA phonograph and AM/FM radio. It looks very similar to yours in size and configuration. I've posted pictures in an additional p...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID or background - cubist still-life painting by Zorin
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

ID or background - cubist still-life painting by Zorin

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/zorin001.jpg I bought the above painting recently. The canvas measures 15" x 30". It is signed "Zorin". No other marks. It is a cubist still-life. An internet search for Zorin has revealed several artists of that name. One search result provided...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Modern Patio Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Modern Patio Set

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hi. unfortunately, no idea on the maker, but i have a similar set in black; same feet, same expanded-metal seat, and comparable frame form. they are sturdy chairs!

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Need info on teak chair....
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Need info on teak chair....

i'm no expert, but looks "scandi" to me. someone will know more.
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Please help me with a TV Stand!
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Please help me with a TV Stand!

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/broyhill.jpg i "recycled" this thrift store find into an effective tv stand. it's labeled "broyhill sculptura". i see alot of credenza-type pieces at the thrift stores these days. a larger one might suit your needs. on this one the doors swing o...
by AJ Fisher
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM aquariums
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

MCM Aquariums

http://ajfisherdesign.com/objects/aquarium.jpg You are not alone. I built this custom stand a few years ago for my 55-gallon goldfish tank. I have 6 goldfish, a couple Bandit Cory's, a frog, and some snails. The stand was inspired by pedestal-style chairs and tables from the mid century. It's not a...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new fence and gates
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

new fence and gates

http://eugenemodern.org/ellendale/images/house_wide.jpg we just finished installing gates and a new section of fence to compliment our 1956 mid century ranch; one of 53 houses in the Ellendale development here in Eugene, Oregon. the original fencing was very simple and clean, with a staggered, &quo...
by AJ Fisher
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: fence done need gate ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

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by AJ Fisher
Thu May 29, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: more fences... (yes I did search!) need more pictures
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

more fences

http://eugenemodern.org/ellendale/images/2178.jpg This is a photo of the fence we've been installing; clean and simple. It replaces a fence that looked almost identical to this one in profile. Instead of wood posts, we've gone for galvanized steel. They are not visible and will obviously last much ...
by AJ Fisher
Thu May 29, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - free-form, wood coffee table
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

ID request - free-form, wood coffee table

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This table is stenciled "FREE-FORM-T74" underneath. I've been "thrifting" for over 10 years and I've never seen a manufactured table like this. Any thoughts on a maker? Thanks.

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Wed May 28, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Historic Auto Dealerships
Replies: 29
Views: 13809

Historic Auto Dealerships

http://www.eugenemodern.org/romania/images/romania_med.jpg This is a 1960 image of the former Lew Williams/Joe Romania Chevrolet auto showroom here in Eugene, Oregon. The showroom's future is uncertain. The property is currently owned by the University of Oregon. I have corresponded with the Univer...
by AJ Fisher
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - 1970's tiered 5-bulb lamp, chrome base
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

ID request - 1970's tiered 5-bulb lamp, chrome base

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This lamp is pretty tall; about 33 1/2 inches tall. It has a 3-position switch and a chrome base. No labels or marks. Any feedback is appreciated.

-AJ
by AJ Fisher
Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: miniature booze bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

miniature booze bottles

All, I recently received this collection of miniature bottles. They belonged to my grandparents. My grandad was a businessman and he traveled a lot during the 1960's. Some of these indicate they came from airlines (TWA samplers). I believe others came from vacation trips. A couple of the bottles fea...

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