I saw this beauty on Craigslist, and I ran it past my husband. (The picture from Craigslist is gone, but mine is exactly like this one.)
It was in the house the next day. I have not been able to pin an exact year down. The literature I have found just says “50′s – 60′s”.
This is called Baumritter, and it turns out this is the company that later became Ethan Allen. The main feature of this sofa that I find so appealing is that I can replace the cushions! Whoo! It is so Mad Men and our house is ’57, with most of it still original, so this piece was just meant to come live with us.
(Ours does not have the side panels shown here. I think that makes it more valuable. But. It would also make it a real “project” to reupholster. So I’m glad we got the one we got.)
The first steps are to get foam for the cushions and then pick fabric. Stay tuned! Can you even imagine how great these are going to look? (finger’s crossed.)
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