We did it! We landed our first Adrian Pearsall!
I was shocked when, later in the evening as I loaded my find into the van, the seller remarked that I was the only one who had inquired about the chair. That almost never happens anymore, especially with an item as desirable (and eye-catching) as an Adrian Pearsall "wing" chair. Yes, the Mid-mod fever has made its way to St. Louis and pieces like this are getting harder to come by. It's a good thing I got in there while the gettin' was still good.
The organic, euro-inspired style of Pearsall's design certainly is striking when compared to the overstuffed, muted furniture common today. This chair is a BOLD statement piece.
The color of the upholstery perfectly matches the turquoise of the couch, wouldn't you agree? So much for toning things down.
Perfect fagas straps, upholstery, and foam? This guy must not have seen too many behinds. I've never seen original straps this nicely preserved.
The tag looks practically brand new as well. These are almost always missing, torn, faded, or discolored. It's like this piece came out of some crazy 1960's time machine.
This pick was really exciting for me. I've had my eye on Pearsall's stuff for quite a while now, but never thought that I'd bring home one of my own. Now all I need is a gondola sofa and coffee table to complete the set. Let's get on it!