Fresh Find: Golden Mid Century Chair
extremely long mid century couch for quite some time and was hoping to find such a piece on this impromptu stop.
I entered the store, glanced around the room and though I saw no painting, I was suddenly captured by the warm glow of the chair's harvest gold color. I quickly navigated the items strung about the room to get closer to my target and give it a closer examination. Once I reached it I was stunned. The upholstery was in fantastic condition! In fact, it bordered on pristine for a piece of this age. The only blemish I found was a very, very subtle stain on on the cushion, which I figured could be removed without much trouble. I took a seat and was surprised at how comfortable the chair was. After sitting for a few minutes and enjoying the way the chair seemed to wrap around me, I began looking on and under the chair for an identification mark. There was nothing to be found under the chair, but there was a label sewn in under the cushion. The label read "Empire Contemporary Furniture - Tulsa" and was accompanied by a mono-colored, Bauhaus/De Stijl styled graphic . I wasn't sure if the label was meant to identify the manufacturer, the product line or simply the style of the chair. Nonetheless, I wasn't about to pass up this "golden opportunity".
In the end, the maker won't change our feelings towards the piece. I'm sure we'll be too busy basking in the glow of the sun while resting comfortably in our golden chair.