This suite sold for $595 back in 2005. Today in 2019 I’d price the exact same suite at around $795 out of Melbourne or Brisbane or more out of Sydney.
Background Info and Provenance
This description was written in 2005.
This is one of the best-designed coffee tables I’ve seen- as a result they are very highly sought after by collectors and mid-century design enthusiasts. Designed by TH BROWN & SONS of Adelaide in the early 1960s, this firm were leaders in Australian furniture design with their emphasis on originality, innovation and quality construction. Parker items from this era are highly collectable but TH BROWN pieces evenso. TH BROWN AND SONS actually won a contract to produce several authentic DANISH designs in Australia but I’m under the impression this particular design was actually their own. I saw some TH BROWN pieces in a photo of Grant and Mary Featherston’s home- if this doesn’t say something about the calibre of their designs, nothing will! This particular suite mixes fun with stylish- the design with the footstools pushed all the way under tailors a smart stylish look, the unusual concept adds a fun creative element to your space. In a small living space this ensemble would be ideal- the stools are handy to have around but when they’re not needed they fit completely under the table making the piece a great space-saver. Boasting high quality workmanship, I’ve seen these suites retail for much more and because of their rarity, their value is only set to appreciate in years to come. One of the footstools is also TAGGED with the TH Brown plaque which further contributes to its value and investment appeal.