I have been searching for a great 1950s sofa or sofa / chair set for at least a year now. Still haven't found what I want in the price range I'm considering. In my perfect world, it would be a set manufactured by Kroehler.
Last weekend, I took a full car load to Salvation Army. Of course, I couldn't drop things off without taking a look in the store! The first thing I saw when I walked in the door was a glimpse of green upholstery. That great nubby mid-century fabric. My heart skipped a beat! So, I went over, looked at the set, and after really considering it, decided to pass. It had it's original upholstery which was not torn, but it was dusty and faded. Lifting the cushions on the couch, there was the tag I was looking for "Kroehler". Sigh. The couch cushion was a little saggy, but the chair was pretty good. The price was great: $65 for the set. But, when I looked at it more closely, I decided that the set was probably from the late 1940s or very early 1950s. The back and front were more rounded that I wanted. Although it was a difficult choice to make, I left it to hopefully find a loving home from another mid-century freak.
I already have a couple of chairs in the style I'm looking for, and if I could find a sofa to go with them, that would be the best solution.
Here's the style I'm looking for:
The pinkish chair on the left is Kroehler. The brownish purple chair on the right I'm not sure about right now. Still, you can clearly see the style difference between these chairs and the green set above. The quest continues!