There is surely no thrill so great as a top verge find. A few times a year our local council collects virtually anything from outside houses, and some wonderful treasures can be found. I'd just bought a new TV for our soon-to-be-completed studio, and was subconsciously thinking about having to get some sort of unit for it to sit upon. Which are universally hideous pieces of furniture, I find.
Driving along yesterday I did the old drive-by double take at a pile of teak coloured furniture. U-turn. A few broken pieces, around this - what do you know - TV unit. Lovely simple mid-century styling, and jackpot, it's a Parker. A helpful jogger helped me heave it into the back the car. What loot! What booty!
What is funny is that when I googled 'Parker Furniture History' I found.... Kylie's blog post on the very same topic! Parker produced iconic top-end furniture in the mid-century decades in Australia. This dealer has some lovely pieces, price on application. I'm loving the no price applied my piece.
Isn't she a cracker?! Some backyard restoration is underway, one small split that needs gluing. I'll give it a bit of a wax and polish but apart from that leave as is. Some days life really is worth living.