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Vtg Carl Forslund Grand Rapids Mi Aunt Gussie Lees Sewing Catchall Copper Liner

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Seller: jhatgk (2,567) 100%, Location: Cadillac, Michigan, Ships to: US, Europe, Asia, CA, AU, Item: 132020434641 Vtg Carl Forslund Grand Rapids Mi Aunt Gussie Lees Sewing Catchall Copper Liner Please view all photos to become familiar with the item being offered in its “said” and “pictured” condition. My photos are the principal part of my overall description so please view them diligently. To appreciate the rare beauty of this historic piece, one needs to know the revered history of the company behind this sewing catchall. The Carl Forslund Christmas journal states: “Aunt Gussie Lee’s Sewing Catchall.” “For you “sewing ladies” who always want hand work close by, we offer this Catchall made by us in Grand Rapids. We use solid cherry, an attractive old fashion lining we make with nice remnant fabrics from our upholstery shop. It’s such a pretty, homey piece of furniture. The Catchall is 16 ¾ inches in diameter and 24 inches tall. Original sale price: $349.00. Or available with copper liner, same price. Your choice of 6 finishes”. Please note: the original fabric is missing from this piece. A significant part of America’s birth of quality handcrafted furniture is the city from which most furniture came from the factories and mills of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Penned to the pages of history Grand Rapids, Michigan has rightfully earned the entitlement and awards of being the “Furniture Capital” of the country back in the days of the Industrial Revolution. Colossal and famous names and their works of art in furniture manufacturing came from the city rested along the swift moving waters of the almighty Grand River. As you can guess the main part of the city is along the rapids. Taking the pristine wood from the dense forests of the Upper Peninsula and the northern lower part of the state and turning standing timber into true works of art was the cites calling. If you have ever been the blessed owner of a solid pedestal oak table, chances are it came from the city of furniture, Grand Rapids. The cities specialties in wood had a list of quality products as long as the river itself. Items such as oak roll top desks, filing cabinets, stools and chairs, school desks, pedestal tables, buffets and highboys, dressers and solid oak built-in’s right, dining room and library tables, bookshelves, pulpits, church pews, doors and windows, pocket doors, oak flooring, bowling alley wood, clocks, whole room interior for historic homes and business establishments, and dressers to include the quality products from the ever famous Carl Forslund factory. If you were on the social registry, you always purchase your home furnishings from Carl Forslund. If it could be made out of wood Grand Rapids was the one to make it. A short distance from the city center another mammoth in the world of collectable quality furnishings has its original factory: Herman Miller. (And Howard Miller) Going to secondhand stores or Estate Sales in Grand Rapids, is like stepping back in the vaults of time. In the early years of the 1930’s Carl Forslund Sr. quit as a salesman’s for the Stickley Brothers (as in, Stickley Furniture), to begin his own retail consignment store. The rest is furniture history and continues to fill homes with quality furniture and furnishing till they closed their door in 1991. All Forslund furniture is embossed with the logo of pride which read: (and is on this piece) CARL FORSLUND FATHER & THREE SONS GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN The company at its time of strength spun off other companies that designed and manufactured furniture, but non-as revered as the flagship company which made this sewing catchall. With this elegant piece I will include a scan of the page from the catalog which pictures Aunt Gussie Lee’s Sewing Catchall. This unique piece could be used for almost anything. The copper liner was designed for plants. This is the original copper vessel. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this piece was to use it for a gorgeous sapling Christmas tree holder. (The way they used to sell them with a burlap bag around the roots) The copper vessel would allow for watering! The uses are endless, the possibility infinite. This handcrafted piece is being offered in pre-owned as is condition. I purchased it from an elderly lady who said it was her Mothers pride and joy. The original owner was friends with the Forslund family and lived around the corner from the main family house. All spindles are intact and wood in appreciated condition. Due its large size this item is a non-returnable. PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON! For an in-depth peek into the company’s history, please go to the World Wide Web. This item is RARE in this condition. SHIPPING This icon will leave my home with a packaged shipping weight of 16 pounds, extra weight has been annotated to the total to accommodate the packing materials. EXTRA PRAYERS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR TROOPS AND MILITARY FAMILIES (and Veterans) AGAIN IN THIS GREAT TIME OF NEED AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE. MY SOLDIER SON: BEING THE LOYAL AND PROUD SOLDIER WITH HIS FAMILY BEING LEFT BEHIND. A SACRIFICE LIKE NO OTHER FOR A LOVING HUSBAND! ***DEPLOYED TO THE SANDBOX: BATTLING THE UNREST AND 130+ DEGREE HEAT: IN FULL BODY ARMOR DEFENDING YOUR FREEDOM!*** His own body weight being that of 140, with 70 pounds of survival gear-each and every day a challenge! GO ARMY~ MARINES~ AIR FORCE~ NAVY AND COAST GUARD. DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THE SUBSTANTIAL STARTING PRICE. EBAY HAS CHANGED THEIR FORMAT MAKING IT TOO EXPENSIVE TO PUT RESERVES ON ITEMS. Going without a reserve allows me to pass on the savings to you the buyer. A win-win situation. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE INVOICE IF YOU ARE THE WINNING BIDDER: THAT IS MY JOB. Thank-you. Due to the recent sky rocking postal rates, please investigate the shipping charge before placing the winning bid. The price for shipping can be substantial TERMS: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. PLEASE NOTE: This item is being offered and sold in “used as is” said condition. AS IS means: what you see in the photos! NOT what you think you might see, or hope is there-but rather what is visually represented. I do my personal best to provide a visual description in its entirety: of the item being offered for auction. I highly encourage: if perfection is your forte, you might be more content (and comfortable) with going to an Antique store or Flea Market to make you selection. If your desire (and understanding) is to own and appreciate used -then this is the auction of choice for you. Items being presented are in the spirit and format of used auction or Estate or Garage Sale finds. PLEASE REMEMBER: that old vintage and antique items are known and expected to have age and use behind them. This is the true nature of: vintage used. If the item is in RARE Excellent condition, my write-up will state that status. My personal perception may differ from yours. That does not mean that the item is misrepresented, it means that each and everyone has their own level of perception of an item and its acceptable quality. Sight unseen is: like having a distant relative picking out clothes for you that they think you might like! PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. I cannot (and will not) be held responsible for any item once it leaves my home, if not insured. Placing a bid on this item means you have read (and understand) and accept and acknowledge all of the terms and conditions of this sale. If you have a question or doubt -the time is now to ask. RETURNS OR REFUNDS: ARE NOT ENCOURAGED!!! THANK-YOU: FOR YOUR VALUABLE TIME. THINGS I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW Painfully witnessing both my Rescued Pekingese’s battling and succumbing to afflictions which plagued and ravished their bodies: from the neglect and abuse at the hands of humans. I have decided through my traumatic journey of grief over the loss of both dogs to continue my voyage of dedication and purpose: with my unrelenting commitment to rescued hearts in the vast and reprehensible world of neglected and abused dogs. In my soul searching (and the guidance of the Lords hands) I have been introduced to the world of a Rescue in need one of a different circumstance than what I was previously exposed to: one of a retired show dog in need of re-homing. At this time I am honored and blessed to introduce my newest Rescued heart: Kaiser M. Wilfram aus Deutschland (Germany). Kaiser is a charming 2 ½ year old pedigree Pekingese of superior blood line. However unable to climb to the top in his breed classification as swiftly as his siblings- long story short: he needed to find a forever home. After the lengthy transatlantic flight from Europe to the mitten state Kaiser is settling in to his “forever home” with vigor. Not a rescue of neglected or abuse: but one of travel, primping and for the most part selected cage life. With each passing day Kaiser is discovering the wonders of having his own yard with 24/7 love encouragement and companionship. The gorgeous thick natural show coat is in his past, comfort and ease rules his everyday existence. With lightning speed Kaiser has eagerly becoming an important part of our life and family, still to this day and a regal ambassador for his breed and pedigree. Some stories have a very happy ending, and this is one. However most are no so lucky. I invite you to take a few moments and look over the wonderful P.C.F. website (Pekingese Charitable Foundation, Inc.) or the heartwarming “Alura Always & Forever Pekingese Rescue” in southern California you might (and will) find the love of your life listed on either site. Click them both as a favorite, you will never see another rescue organization like the ones suggested. They both are angels who walk this earth, their mission to save and rehabilitate little dogs with pushed in faces that have suffered due to neglect and abuse. In today’s world little dogs are taking the brunt of frustration and hate: which seems to be free floating in our society. Rescue organizations are swamped with dogs in need, never to turn away a dog in appalling need-they are overextended beyond capacity. Please do something today to improve the life of a dog! Perhaps together we can stop the abuse and neglect at the hands of those cruel monsters that injure and maim those who have no voice. If you see abuse and neglect: REPORT IT! BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO STOP THIS INJUSTICE! LET THE HEALING BEGIN WITH YOU! Condition: Please view all photos to become familiar with the item being offered in its “said” and “pictured” condition.My photos are the principal part of my overall description so please view them diligently., Material: Dark Wood

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