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RESERVED / Vintage Milo Baughman Minimalist / Modernist furniture set for Thayer-Coggin, 2 & 3 Seater Sofas, Ottomans c. 1970

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: burled olive wood, fabric upholstery, chrome, steel
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 413 reviews
  • Favorited by: 86 people

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: burled olive wood, fabric upholstery, chrome, steel
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Favorited by: 86 people
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**This item is RESERVED for Britta**

This is a gorgeous modernist furniture set by Milo Baughman, for Thayer-Coggin which includes a two cushion sofa/love seat, a three cushion sofa and a pair of matching large ottoman / stools.

All wood is thick, split-mirror-matched Burled Olive veneer in a warm honey amber finish (this is the original matched SET – as you can see from the wood grains), metal is chromed steel, fabric a subtle dark blue with a minor sewn-in geometric pattern, over healthy, supportive foam rubber cushions with zippers for cleaning.

Two cushion sofa on casters: H: 24 ¾”, W: 60 1/8”, D: 35 ½”, Seat D: 22”.
Three cushion sofa on casters: H: 24 3/4”, W: 90 1/8”, D: 35 ½”, Seat D: 22”.
Pair of Ottomans on casters, each: H: 17 ½”, W: 28 3/8”, D: 28 3/8”.

Condition notes:
ALL wood, fabric, cushions, and structures are in fantastic condition with expected gentle use and natural aging. This includes original blonde wood finishes which always darken (faintly) over 40-50 years. You should understand that due to the native appearance of this extravagant burled Olive wood, any flaws are nearly impossible to perceive, but can at any time be repaired by a professional should you deem it necessary. If any of the condition details below seem of serious concern to you, we can subcontract a local refinisher to handle it (on their schedule) at extra cost, BUT we strongly suggest you consider this post-purchase/post-delivery in order you first see we hyper-describe flaws (to make sure you understand them), and can oversee your own subcontractor should you still wish to proceed. You should also understand that any refinishing of these pieces of historical interest devalues them and reduces their investment potential. Therefore, we do not support altering original designer works. Any flaws are noted below in Details.

Details: Two cushion sofa: backside right edge: 2 chips c. ¾” x ½”, and backside top left edge: 1 chip c. 1/8”. Three cushion sofa: front right edge: 1 chip ½” x ¼”, backside bottom right corner: 1 chip ½” x 3/8”, right side and back side panels: honey tone finish has naturally darkened with age and has a slightly uneven effect on these panels. Ottomans: Occasional expected shoe and vacuum cleaner bumps (“roughness”, not chips) at low edge of veneer joinings. Desk / Table: Top: a small grouping of lighter water spots (removable), a small grouping of faint red crayon mark residue (removable), 1 corner has one 1/8” chip to veneer, Fabric: no wear, no fade, zipper removable, replaced. Foam rubber: replaced.

Prices: For entire set (of sofas, ottoman/stools, and desk/table): $8,500.

Priced per piece: Two cushion sofa on casters: $2,500.00, Three cushion sofa on casters: $3,500.00, Ottomans on casters: Pair $1,000.00, Desk / Table: $3,000.00

This is a fantastic opportunity for the dealer, collector or design enthusiast to acquire a matching Baughman set at this price. Our opinion, at the recent historical rate (the last 10-15 years) of rising values for original production Baughman designs, they will out-price most collectors within the next 5-10 years.

The following is text sampled for you from Wikipedia on this designer:

Milo Baughman was one of the leading modern furniture designers of the second-half of the 20th century. His uniquely American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious and affordable. His work continues to be revived in the secondary markets. Baughman designed for a number of furniture companies starting in the mid-1940s, including Calif-Asia, Mode Furniture, Glenn of California, The Inco Company, Pacific Iron, Murray Furniture of Winchendon, Arch Gordon, Design Institute America, Woodard, George Kovacs, Directional, Henredon and Drexel, among others. He is most famous, however, for his longtime association with Thayer Coggin Inc., which began in 1953 and lasted until his death in 2003. He also lectured broadly on the state of modern design, extolling the positive benefits of good design on the lives of human beings, and helped to define and shape the discussion for years to come.

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