Pick of The Week: Ellanam Dress Form & UHL Industiral Chair
This week was a hard one, there are SO many fabulous pieces in the store. I decided to pick two, both with an industrial vibe.
The first is the Antique ACME Ellanam Adjustable Dress Form. It is a Victorian dress form dating to 1915 or shortly after. It is in great condition for its age with the Ellanam logo still on it.
The Ellanam Company became popular at the turn of the century for their revolutionary adjustable mannequins, which allowed seamstresses to make clothing for a more realistic body shape. Its “adjustable” dress form was a three-dimensional headless, limbless, female mannequin used for sewing. The breakthrough adjustable model, heavily advertised to housewives in the early 20th century, could be easily altered to accommodate clothes of any shape or size.
They are very rare today, especially in such good condition. We popped this one right into our window at the shop. It has such beautiful lines, it would be great just as a structural element in any room but it is also still functional. I just LOVE the cage skirt.
Dimensions = 59"h
My other favorite piece that came in this week is ALSO a rare one. It is the UHL Toledo Industrial Leather Drafting Chair. It is in GREAT condition for its age, the seat and back are both adjustable. The seat is covered in a soft green leather with a little padding between the leather and the seat. So comfy & stylish.
A little about the UHL Toledo Company:
The Toledo Furniture Co is still in business today and continues to make industrial and commercial furniture.
Dimensions = 16w x 17d x 33hPrice: $250.00
~ Angela for Phantastic Phinds
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