Ethan Allen foreshadows Restoration Hardware?
I ran across this odd Ethan Allen table introduced in 1971. The cog actually turns. Apparently, it's a relatively rare piece--maybe because most people weren't sure what to think of it?
Anyway, it made me think of Restoration Hardware's current fascination with the industrial-turned-furnishing
And, in turn, the couture-level, real deal stuff like this table from Cache, through 1st dibs.
Somehow I think the least "genuine" is the Restoration Hardware piece. The Ethan Allen piece is a kind of hokey, ain't kiddin' anybody reference to something, and the Cache table is, of course, genuine. But the RH piece is trying very hard to look very genuine. I feel like a lot of their stuff is like Holly Golightly. It's real, because it's a real phony.