Featured 70 year old furniture drawings/plans with info.

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by 916Bulldogs123, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thrift store find this morning. I wasn't going to buy it till I read the note and saw the photograph on the back. Opa Is German for Grandfather right?
    I haven't been able to find the artist but maybe when i take it out of the frame there might be more clues.
    In any case it was only $5.00 so at least the oak frame is worth that.


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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'd like to smack whichever grandchild thought those of such little worth.
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  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Not me, I might thank them...
    Well looks like it was trimmed before framing,
    But i do know it's Dutch and not German.
    Dressoirs schaal = dressers scale
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    So we're looking for a Dutch designer of furniture with the initials WK who was working post WW2, right?

    Or American of Dutch descent?

    And who died sometime before Christmas 2006.
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    And likely died in 2006 as she says "after the memorial service" and not "after he died" which implies the recent past.

  6. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Yes and yes
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  7. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Well he/she might not be the designer. Maybe architect for the designer. It would be awesome to find out if these became actual product.
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  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I think more likely draftsman than architect, if it isn't the designer.
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  9. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Maybe @verybrad might recognize the pieces or the initials.
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  10. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    That was the word I was trying to think of.
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is also Dutch. I know, I had two opas.:happy: And two omas as well.:happy:

    Opa WK is not in a list of Dutch furniture designers, which is no doubt incomplete:
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  12. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Sorry, no knowledge of Dutch designers. Styling is not such that this is high-end design from the time period so doubt you will find anything.
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  13. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much Brad for your help.
    I consider this as more of an original, one of a kind piece of art, And will continue to research as I think the artist should be recognized. (And it's a good selling point) lol
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