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Jo's place and an ugly duckling

My rattan obsession has lead to an unhealthy amount of time stalking eBay. It has paid off though. I bought the ottoman above. In actual fact I was the only bidder on this ugly duckling but I knew it would one day be a beautiful swan. This poor little "50s bamboo and jaguar retro footstool" is a Franco Albini ottoman. One sold recently in the States on eBay for $315 and if you don't want to hunt for your own here it is on 1stdibs ($495 small and $695 large). After checking the photos of the interior and exterior and cross referencing with every photo I could find of Franco Albini ottomans I was ready to bid. My little ducking was a steal at $75 AUD ($69 USD). I'm waiting for its arrival to lovingly clean and perhaps shellac it and probably to kindly dispose of the mangy REAL fur pillow. Still on the hunt for a peacock chair but there may be a development there as well. Can't say too much might jinx myself.

Reader Comments (6)

Wowza, great score Jo! I hope you give that poor pillow the respectful burial it deserves!!

29 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzee

Can't tell an albini from an elbow but cool stool. Great score MCJ.

29 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZZ

Love your new stool. Makes me want to go out and grab that bamboo table I found online. You've infected me with your rattan/bamboo/cane obsession.

29 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

a nice find. i love them, and i too have an unhealthy rattan obsession!

29 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I love these!

29 Mar 2008 | Unregistered Commenterartistscs28

So jealous :) You found this in Australia! I never find things like that here. Pictures please when it gets to your house.

30 Mar 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeta

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