Curious Objects: Remember When: Sold Original Art Furniture by Dianne Vetromile
Pencil Chair: This very special Pencil Chair is named "The Legs Don't Match Pencil Chair".
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Volkswagen Chair : New and old VWs. The painted tin seat pictures a new VW. The miniature cars are old style Beetles. There is a knob on the top front MA license plate to hang your car keys! I do have an old VW key which I will hang from this knob. There is "Number Box" under the red VW on the chair top front. The knob turns and the numbers change! Great chair.
This chair is 36" tall at the back with a seat that measures about 16.5" x 16". Signed DV 2003 on the underside of the seat.
Whacky Whirligig Table: I love it but it is a bit whacky. All my favorite stuff! The red, white and blue wind wheel still turns while the fisherman fishes. The work is done on a vintage, wood table. It measures 28.5" tall with a about 15" square top. Signed DV 2004. Sorry, but this table is not shipable. The whirligig makes it to fragile.
Hail Mary Chair: This is my second Hail Mary, Mother of God Chair. The first one sold so quickly I don't even have photos of it!. Mary and Angels are set in mosaic tiles and bits and pieces of vintage costume jewelry. This old Maple chair is completely covered as the photos show. It stands 33" tall with seat measurements of 14" x 17". Signed DV 2004.
Mickey and Friends Chair: This very special with great detail chair is quite large. It is 34" tall at the back and the seat measures 20.5" x 17.5". Note the wonderful cut out heart design on the chair back. One of my favorites. Signed DV 2002.
Scotty Chair: Child size. This small, wood chair measures about 26" tall with seat measurements of 11.5" x 9.5". The seat is 12.5" from the floor. Vintage, Occupied Japan, Celluloid Scotty dogs are surrounded by beads, trees, flowers and stars. The hand painted, porcelain Scotty is actually a vintage salt shaker. He is sitting next to his favorite tree. Protective gloss finish. An amazing gift for a special child! Signed DV 2006.
Train Chair: Child size. This vintage, wood, school chair measures 27.5" tall with seat measurements of 13" x 13". The seat is 14.5" from the floor. Yellow school pencils, beads, train cars, railroad track, Monopoly houses and vintage puzzle trains adorn this fun chair. There is even train set fence around the edge of the seat.Protective gloss finish. An amazing gift for a special child! Signed DV 06.
Mickey Minnie Chair: Child size. This vintage, wood, school chair measures 28" tall with seat measurements of 11" x 14.5". The seat is 14.5" from the floor. Beads, toys, Walt Disney World metal plaques and hand painted Mickey buttons decorate this fun chair. Mickey's wiggle head still turns so he can sneak a peek at Minnie whenever he wants. Protective gloss finish. An amazing gift for a special child! Signed DV 06.
Lighthouse Toy Chair: Child size. This vintage, wood, school chair measures 25.5" tall with seat measurements of 11.5" x 14.5". The seat is 13" from the floor. A colorful enamel sign is surrounded by...everything! Toys, puzzle pieces, hand painted pens, small ceramic tiles, beads, game pieces plus more. Protective gloss finish. An amazing gift for a special child! Signed DV 06.
Fish and Gold Buttons Chair: This very detailed chair is much nicer than the photos show. Sorry. The camera just doesn't like the brightness of the gold buttons and the variety of color from the detail work. The measurements are: 31.5" tall at the back, seat is a normal 18" from the floor, 15" x 14.5 seat. Actually a ladies side chair as it is bit smaller in appearance than most chairs. The hand painted wood, enamel and metal fish swim in an ocean of beads, gold buttons and pennies. Signed DV 2002.
Millside Farms Pencil Chair: A whimsical chair that was inspired by my collection of Millside Farms wood rulers. I had a lot of fun with this one. This chair is 35" tall at the back. The seat measures 15" x 18". Signed DV 1.2004.
The Phoenix Pencil Chair: This fine chair got its name from the original label that is still on the underside of the seat. See the last two photos. I can not guarantee that the label will stay attached as it is very old and fragile.
The chair itself is special because of the design. I have never seen bottom rungs attached at an angle before this. You can see this detail in the first row of photos.
The Phoenix Pencil Chair is decorated with colorful hand painted pencils and buttons. The seat has red, white and blue pottery shards separated with beaded brass chain. The chair measures 33.25" tall at the highest point of the back. The seat measures 17" x 15.5". Signed DV 2001 on the bottom. It's a great chair. Bright and cheerful.
Rooster and Chicken Chair: A wonderful chair covered with roosters, chickens, Bakelite silverware, old pottery shards, beads, etc. The rooster on the seat is an old, hand painted tin, folk art decoration. It is 34" tall at the back with a seat that measures 17.5" x 16.5". Great in any kitchen. Signed DV 2002.
Cameo and Fruit Pencil Chair: This colorful, 36" tall chair is signed DV 2000.
Game Chair: A wonderful, bright and crazy chair covered with beads, hand painted pencils and vintage game pieces. Mounted to the seat is a colorful game board surrounded by mosaic work. In the first four photos, the sun reflected off the high gloss finish to distort the intense color. The detail shots of the seat are far more representative of what it actually looks like. The sixth photo is extremely large and shows true detail. This decorated, wood base chair measures 35" tall at the back with seat measurements of 18" wide x 15" deep. Signed DV 2004.
Leaf and Cactus Pencil Chair: This colorful, 34" tall chair is signed DV 2000.
Fruit Chair: Obviously, Fruit Chairs attract birds! This is a fabulous bright and very interesting piece of art. Believe it or not, there is a vintage oak chair under all the objects. This completely covered chair measures 36" tall at the back with seat measurements of about 16" x 16.5". The fruit, large leaves and birds are made of wood which has been hand painted. The other objects are a variety of old enameled brass beads, jewelry bits and pieces, colorful hand dyed bone, hand painted pencils and buttons.
Signed DV 12-2003.
Vintage Jewelry Chair: This petite chair is covered with vintage jewelry, chain, beads and baubles. The glitter of the crystal and glass stones and bright silver and gold metal made it difficult to photo. You can best understand the work on this chair by viewing the detail photos. It is far nicer than the photos show.
The chair measures 30.5" tall at the back. The seat is 13.5" square.
Signed DV 2002 on the seat underside.
Electric Game Chair: This large chair is covered with wonderful hand painted pencils, chain, beads and vintage game pieces including ivory MahJong tiles. On the back there is an old electric switch which I had been saving for years. This switch still clicks on and off. Fun. It is 33" tall with a seat measuring about 14" x 17.5". Signed DV 2002.
The Lobster Chair: This chair was inspired by the bright colorful wood lobsters and odd aqua aluminum strips that look like waves. The wood lobsters are climbing up the legs and resting on the back in a sea of beads. The edge of the blue button seat is trimmed in red metal lobsters with blue chain ocean. A perfect Cape Cod Chair!
Child's Left Right Pencil Chair: This is a great little chair. Perfect for a child's room or an office waiting room. It is bold in design. The hand puzzle pieces and white on black numbers are surrounded by red, black and turquoise beads and bright yellow pencils. It measures 22" tall at the back with seat measurements of 11.5" deep and 13" wide. The high gloss finish makes this chair easy to clean. Signed DV 2004.
Intricate Design Small Table: The top art reminds me of a fine old, Mediterranean tile. The pattern is made of cream, gold and black resin shapes, golden yellow enameled ball chain, black beads and silver metal ball chain. I really like it and believe me it is much nicer than the photos show. My camera had a difficult time with the bright surface and silver beads. This table stands 15.5" tall with a 13" x 13" top. Signed DV 2005.
Pencil Chairs: This "pair" of chairs would be perfect in a country kitchen. The pencils have been hand painted with delicate designs and their placement makes the chairs appear quilt like in design.
Western Chair: This 38" tall chair has a western theme. It is decorated with horse shoes, cactus buttons, cowboy boots, arrowheads, conchos and stars. Signed: DV 98
License Plate and Car Chair: A great chair covered with bits and pieces of old metal license plates, toy cars, hand painted pencils, beads, soda bottle caps and more. It is 24" high at the back and the seat measures 14.5" x 16.5". Signed DV 2003 under the seat.