If you've been reading my Adventures in Craigslisting posts, you'll remember that the beautiful, German coffee table that Chris Howard had stripped for me was stolen from his front yard!
Chris and I spent the next few days exchanging emails. We were trying to determine what piece of furniture I might need for the house. What I really needed was a chair for the office, to go with my Danish teak table that was used in lieu of a desk. In one email Chris noted
I do have a cool nineteenth-century French coffee table with exotic wood marquetry, a French round side table with marquetry, and a Russell Wright side chair, made of Northern Rock Maple, which blends well with teak.
I absolutely loved the chair, but after some quick research determined that I probably couldn't afford it. (A pair of the same chairs was selling for the insanely overinflated price of $1,400 on FirstDibs.) I wrote back to Chris, telling him as much.
To see what Chris's response was, and to see my new Craigslist find in my home, just
Chris wrote back, saying,
You can have the chair for an even swap. It could use light refinishing on the back curved arm.
So after long last, a happy ending to this adventure! Although I was sad about the loss of the table, the new Russell Wright chair looks great in our house, and it's very comfortable and appropriate for our office. If you need any refinishing work done, or are just looking for some, cool antique furniture, I highly recommend Chris!