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So, my wife and I had a chance to view a special exhibit at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum titled "The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design".

 

It was actually quite interesting, with some very classic designs as well as some high concept pieces.

 

But over along the side of the wall, and totally unexpected...

 

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Was this humble gem... and for some reason so familiar.

 

My first thought was "I have sat in that chair!" Or one very much like it (I was in the Army, not the Navy).

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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The exhibit card explained all... (This one was actually manufactured in 1944.)

 

So the next time your wife asks you to go to the Art Museum... keep an open mind! You never know what you might find!

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I think Arby's or some other chain used those at some locations a few years ago too.

 

If it ain't broke dont fix it!

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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