Our dining room is a bit 70's chic and felt it would be a really nice addition to the space... and at $7 the price was right.
SO, this weekend while perusing a vintage furniture shop here in town, I see a whole stack of them. Cool. I thought mine was just a random piece. Turns out it is from an Italian designer Ico Parisi, circa 1956, and the value on auction sites range from $495-700. yes, SEVEN HUNDRED dollars. I need to get it appraised to be sure, but the details are pretty unmistakable. I felt like one of those people on Antiques Roadshow. However, I have also been told it maybe a Franco Albini. Similar style, but different materials.
I really love the way it looks in our living room and although I am dying to find out what it is...and its value, I really think this pouf is going to be my deal of the century.
Anyway, without sounding too trite, this proves once again that you never know what treasure you will find amongst the trash. And for all those folks that turn up their nose at second hand goods...you don't know what you are missing.