This is a fantastic vintage Whiskey Barrel bar and stool set by Brothers Furniture of Kentucky. Some internet research on a couple of occasions found no other set as complete as this one, with the bar (a whiskey barrel that’s been cut apart to make “wings” that hold a laminate bar top, along with storage space for liquor and bar needs), 3 stools (created from smaller barrels that have been cut down), a bar lamp and 4 pictures… the closest I found was the same bar with two stools for $2,495.00. I would have to say that for $1,750.00, ours seems like a very good deal!
We are told the swivel stools are comfortable and stable and the set is in good condition. The diamond, argyle-like pattern of the Naugahyde upholstery (the pattern is repeated in the 4 pictures to hang behind the bar), adds even more to the fun and funky retro lounge feel. This is not a set for people who have a more formal lifestyle.
We found the following description from Brothers Furniture in an ad circa 1975, which said: Formal and fussy furnishings are fine for company…but for the kids and dad to really relax…well, you need something like this from BROTHERS of Kentucky. Built for fun, built for comfort, built to last! Don’t wonder where the kids are…they’ll be having fun at home. Don’t hesitate. You need to make this marvelous barrel bar and barstools yours.
Condition: We haven’t yet seen the set in person, and are relying on the descriptions and photos provided by the company contracted to manage the estate sale, a company we know and trust.
It’s possible there are some minor upholstery or other issues, although none were noted in the photos, and this estate company is always careful to point out flaws and blemishes. (You’ll see a couple of upholstery tears in our other posting of Whiskey Barrel furniture by Brothers of Kentucky). In fact, most of the pieces seen on eBay appear to have some damage. It would be extraordinarily surprising if vintage furniture of this type and age (1960s-1970s) was in mint condition.
Bar: 50” wide x 40.75” high x 24” deep.
Each stool is 31” tall with a seat width of 16”.
Bar lamp fixture is 21” in diameter.
Each framed picture is 12” x 12”.
Price: $1,750.00 for everything seen in the photos. This same set, with only two stools and no wall decor, is listed for $2,495.00 on eBay right now. Don’t forget, we have to charge a 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax to Maine residents.
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