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Coyle & Herr furniture consignment showroom at the Bridgeport Art Center. Photos by ZeroStudio.
Items in Coyle & Herr's March sale: a McGuire leather-strap bench, a Tulip chair by Knoll, an oil painting of a Paris street scene and ikat-print pillows.
A ship's wheel from a Greek market, a Sheffield silver tea set and a vintage club chair upholstered in Schumacher fabric.
French vintage leather chairs, an original painting by Sacha Kolin, fabric panels by Beacon Hill (folded), garden accessories, tabletop pieces and a variety of books and magazines.
A vintage English wood chair with thrush seat, a vintage needlepoint pillow, a mid-century ceramic lamp and a mahogany buffet ready for a new finish.
Asian brass jars converted to lamps, more artwork by Sacha Kolin, a shoe department stool from Bonwit Teller and a green upholstered Ralph Lauren club chair.
A Fortuny lamp, a Bertoia by Knoll stool, Mauviel copper cookware and a metal commercial storage cabinet.
It's the stuff you hope you'll see on Craigslist but never do: Baker sofas with amazing bones, classic Barcelona chairs, Fortuny lamps that still go for $5,000 at DWR. At the new Coyle & Herr showroom, you'll find all these things--and you'll be in secondhand heaven.
Dorothy Coyle and Mary Beth Herr were inspired to launch Chicago's first high-end furniture-consignment business in December at the encouragement of their friend, the auctioneer Leslie Hindman, who found that her upper-echelon clients needed an outlet where they could sell pieces that didn't fall into the auction market.
Coyle and Herr--both 20-year veterans of the city's cultural-affairs department under the venerable Lois Weisberg--rented 12,000 square feet at the Bridgeport Art Center and began quietly holding sales limited to ten days per month. (This month's is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 17 through 27.)
If you're willing to look past a fray here or a scratch there, steals abound on tables custom-made for second homes in Aspen, lamps that graced New York City penthouses and heavy copper cookware barely touched in some Gold Coast kitchen whose owner preferred eating out.
Some of the furniture and housewares are ready to use, and some could use a little TLC--but all the pieces were built to last. When you discover them, their lives are just getting started.
Coyle & Herr at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St.; 773-575-9880 or coyleandherr.com
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