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Awesome Salterini Style Mid-century Rocking Chair Patio

$1,800

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OUTSTANDING MID-CENTURY MODERN SALLTERINI STYLE VINTAGE IRON ROCKER. THIS ROCKER IS IN VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION -JUST PAINTED AND LOOKS GREAT. THERE ARE NO BREAKS IN THE WELDS BUT THERE IS ONE SMALL LEAF DETAIL MISSING ON ONE OF THE SCROLLS-SEE PHOTOS. PLEASE CONSIDER THE PHOTOS AS PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN A ROCKER QUITE LIKE THIS ONE. I AM NOT SURE OF THE MAKER COULD BE SALTERINI BUT I'M NOT REAL SURE. THE SCALE OF THE ROCKER IS VERY LARGE. IT MEASURES 38.5"T X 21"W X 35"D AND THE SEAT HEIGHT IS 16"T.

Details

  • Creator
    John Salterini (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to
    Maurizio Tempestini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Depth: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    CIRCA 60'S
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. THIS PIECE IS IN VERY NICE VINTAGE CONDITION WITH MINOR WEAR DUE TO AGE. IT HAS BEEN FRESHLY PAINTED WITH SEVERAL COATS OF RUSTOLEUM TURQUOISE PAINT-LOOKS GREAT!! THERE ARE SOME MINOR PETAL THAT ARE MISSING FROM ONE CURLY-CUE--SIDE PANEL-VERY HARD TO NOTICE. NO BREAKS OR REPAIRS TO THE WELDS. YOU WILL LOVE THE QUALITY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIS VERY RARE PATIO ROCKER.
  • Seller Location
    Pemberton, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU9432805975

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    Ships From: Pemberton, NJ
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About the Manufacturer

John Salterini

While John B. Salterini designed ornate wrought-iron garden furniture for patios and lawns, he specifically sought to match the forms of indoor furniture and also advocated the use of his furniture indoors “because it brings into your home the freshness and gaiety of a flowery summer garden” (per his print advertisements).After emigrating from Italy to New York, Salterini worked in journalism at first, editing a newspaper in Syracuse. When he moved to New York City, he worked in glass manufacturing and then entered into the production of wrought-iron furniture as a partner in Salterini & Gallo. When that company shuttered, he launched his own eponymous firm in 1934, eventually offering some of the most exquisite, high-end outdoor furniture of the mid-century period.Over the course of his career, Salterini designed a wide range of furniture, from tables and chairs to chaise longues, ottomans and benches. And his influences were equally wide as well. His work is often identified as mid-century modern — the Clamshell line, designed for Salterini’s company by like-minded Italian architect and industrial designer Maurizio Tempestini, boasts soft curves and cocoon-like shells that strike a sharp contrast with the solidity of wrought iron and resemble the zany chair designs emerging during the postwar period from designers like Pierre Paulin and Arne Jacobsen.The furniture from John B. Salterini Company also combined organic and geometric forms, one of the mid-century design movement’s defining features. But Salterini was equally influenced by the Gothic Revival and Art Deco movements, incorporating their signature flourishes like intricate lace-like patterns, delicate vine leaves and protruding scrolls into his French Provincial Group’s glass-topped tables and chairs. One of his most ornate and ostentatious designs is the Peacock double chaise longue, with its elaborate spokes and arching back.The postwar boom in prosperity and leisure time led to the expansion of the home to include patios, which needed to be furnished with stylish outdoor furniture. Wrought iron was considered the best material for outdoor use because of its comparative lightness and pliability to other metals. The term “wrought” means made by hand, as opposed to “cast” iron, which was made using molds. Salterini’s high-end handcrafted furniture, with names like Park Avenue Group — promoted for indoor use and photographed as such for the firm’s catalogues — attracted wealthy buyers from across the country. They were drawn to his ability to make a metal like wrought iron look almost ethereal and elegant, and the way he incorporated the popular styles and design principles of the day into his pieces.That John B. Salterini’s vintage garden furniture — a collection of which can be found on 1stDibs — can be used indoors and look completely natural is a rare feat.
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