Now here’s a surefire way to get your eBay auction posted on the Mid-Modist: appeal to my ego! Offer an item that we’ve covered on this blog, take some good photos, and link back to the related post here. That’s just what one seller did with this pair of Carter Bros. chairs.
They are in good shape and the cushions fit the frames right — rather than folding awkwardly in the bend as is often the case. There is still some inevitable scrunching going on and I must say I still prefer the rarer two-cushion version best, but this is one of the better examples of the Scoop Chair that I’ve seen on eBay since we first discussed them in January. The auction ends Dec. 29 and they are, unfortunately, only available for pickup in Chicago.
Meanwhile, Dana at DanishMod.com has a few premium Scoop chairs on offer for a premium price. Originally a dreary dark green vinyl, the folks at DanishMod reupholstered them in white leather which suits them quite nicely. More insight from Dana’s site:
- It seems there were at least 3 different frames produced, one with upturned corners (labelled #200), one with round corners, and the more common square cornered model.
- A contemporary knockoff called the Universal Chair can be distinguished from the original Scoops by its stitching between the buttons and edges.
- Scoop Chairs have starred on the big screen in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as on TV’s “Gilmore Girls”.