Vintage Find!: Three legged stools

May 20th, 2009


Well we finally got a chance to take a peek at Rogue Gallery’s infamous storage locker (check out StyleNorth’s post here)! The first thing that caught our eye was a set of 5 teak stools.

The whole set was only $5o, that’s only 10 bucks a pop. A similar IKEA version of this sells for $16.99


Stamped made in Denmark, the maker is still a mystery. According to my Scandinavian Design Book, Soren Hansen designed a stool that is strikingly similar.


Here’s the before picture, they were in pretty rough shape, really dry and worn with some staining.


It was a beautiful day outside so I poured a bit of teak oil into a handful of steel wool and starting working at the teak following the grain. The results are pretty amazing, now if we could only do the same with our deck…


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  1. gorgeous! that rogue gallery, always has some hidden gems.


    20 May 09 at 12:44 am

  2. What beautiful restoration!


    20 May 09 at 9:02 am

  3. wow. it’s so nice to see things like that brought back to life.
    martin has a fantastic shop, though I haven’t been introduced to the storage locker… yet!


    20 May 09 at 1:32 pm

  4. Excellent score . . . lovely zinger at the end of the post!


    20 May 09 at 3:04 pm

  5. Those are pretty AND practical! I would ignore the deck – doesn’t look like nearly as much fun!


    20 May 09 at 3:35 pm

  6. lovely!!!!


    22 May 09 at 10:55 am

  7. I found two identical stools being thrown out on the street in NYC also
    in rough shape. They are from the fifties I think–could they be
    Arne Jacobsen? There is a set of four on ebay in rosewood.


    12 Jun 09 at 4:12 pm

  8. Molly – Odds are if they are Arne Jacobsen they will be marked as such (Fritz Hansen). If not, there are a lot of copies out there (like ours). Either way, cool looking stools are always handy to have around!

    John & Juli

    12 Jun 09 at 4:24 pm

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