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Two Meda Chairs, one with arms, one without on Silent Auction at Feasterville Impact Thrift StoresSo items arrive as donations. They look like average items… desk chairs in fact.

Two people look at the matching desk chairs in questions and one says… Trash while the other says Silent Auction!

Begging the question, what makes items such as these Silent Auction worthy?

Lets follow the process…

Two chairs arrive together at our donation processing center from a donation pick up by one of our truck crews. One chair is in excellent condition, the matching chair has no arms. The chair with arms was cleaned, priced and ready to go to one of our stores when someone walked by and noticed its artful lines and extraordinary construction. The second chair is found in an area designated for trash…it is rescued and reunited with it’s twin.

We look at each chair and discovered a name on the underside… some online research is done. What do we discover?

Designed by Alberto Meda in 1996, “the Meda Chair successfully combines comfort, technology and a new aesthetics. The comfortable and flexible armchair follows the movements of the user’s body – even though it deliberately does not rely on any complicated mechanisms. The covers are stretched taut over the backrest and this ensures elastic support for the back and when sitting.” Read more on the Vitra U.S. website…

The prices we see online are staggering… ranging from $997 to almost $3,000 per chair! Whoa baby! We could put a price on the chairs, sell them individually or as a set. Watch them sit there week after week as the price comes down… or…

Silent Auction…. here we come…

By placing these chairs as a set in our Silent Auction, the market (that means you) set the price.

James Mont Asian-inspired chair on Silent Auction in Feasterville Impact Thrift Store

Another chair arrived also as a donation pickup on one of our trucks….

much less question that this is a desirable and interesting item:

A modern interpretation of the traditional Chinese Ming chair. This Vintage James Mont style Black Lacquer Oriental Side Arm Chair was crafted by the Century Chair Company, circa 1960.  Black Lacquer Finished. Ornamental Brass Trim. Dimensions: 27″ Width x 27″ Depth x 31″ Height (Seat Height 18″)

Both the Meda Chairs and the James Mont chair are currently open for bid at the Silent Auction in our Feasterville location!

Our Silent Auction continues until there have been no bids for 7 days! Learn more about Impact Thrift Stores Silent Auction…

Silent auction is not limited to furniture… take a look at these other wonderful items currently available at our Feasterville Store’s Silent Auction:

Hand Carved Cuckoo Clock

Artist, Wayne Morrell created this beautiful oil painting in the early 20th century. A masterpiece!

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