I am very happy to offer my beloved bar set of 25 years. It consists of a sizable chestnut bar and two rare rattan-backed, wrought-iron swivel stools. The set is unmarked but, after researching, it seems apparent that it is of Arthur Umanoff production. I bought the set at a flea market on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan in 1996 with the intention of expanding the wee little Pullman kitchen in my tiny new apartment. The bar became the most popular place for guests to sit, even though I had a perfectly good sofa!
Footprint 17.5” x 17.5”
Seat Height 30”
Back Height 41.25”
I would like to point you to a couple of imperfections in the pieces, all of which were present at the time of purchase. (Please see close-ups in the photos.) The piece has aged well!
- Please note that the counter is bowed a bit. The piece came that way and I made a habit of not leaning on the bar, so as not to make the bow worse. The bar itself is level. The counter has a wood grain veneer.
- There is a mysteriously missing inch of edging on the back of the bar countertop
- You will see what appears to be a water stain on one of the rattan chair backs. It appears on the front and back.
- Also, while not an imperfection, I just wanted to mention the fact that I had put folded socks under the feet of the bar to help me slide it around my apartment. You will see the wrought-iron foot in the main photo and in one of the detail photos.
As I said earlier, this bar got a lot of happy use. The construction is solid and can bear a lot of weight—I had bottles three deep on the top shelf for years, along with cookbooks and other pieces underneath.
My friend Yongsun called it her "favorite bar in Hell’s Kitchen”! She’ll be sad to see it go, as will I, but I’ve moved and am unable to make it work in the new place. I wish you great happiness with your new bar!