This fun, fantastic set of vintage tin-can furniture is an darling and unique example of the very best of "tramp art".
The typical American "tramp" was a wanderer by nature. The height of tramp art came during the mid 1800s.
German and Scandinavian Wanderbuersons ("wandering apprentices") would gather around campfires in the hobo jungles and create decorative items with the materials they had found or scavenged that day.
This set of table and chairs likely dates from the early to mid 1900's.
Now highly collectible, these pieces of "tramp art" included repurposed cigar boxes, jewelry and, of course, tin can objects.
This great vintage set of four chairs and a table are as unusual as they are beautiful.
Each chair is made from a single tin can. Coiled pieces of tin create the arms, back and legs while the bottom of the can acts as the seat.
As you can see, the table is perfectly matched in size and is likely made from a larger container like a sardine can.
The legs feature coiled accents that match the chairs wonderfully.
A piece of black and white gingham with kitsch frayed edges is permanently attached to the top of the table, making for a great tablecloth.
Each chair is crafted with the same design, though each one is ever-so-slightly unique.
With only a few light scratches here and there and some very minor expected wear, this tin can table and chairs remains in great vintage condition.
This would make a really unique and interesting gift for the folk art-lover in your life.
Measurements: Chairs are 4 3/4" tall, 3" wide and 2 3/4" deep, (35.2 grams, each) Table is 5 7/8" long, 4 3/8" wide and 3" tall, (113.2 grams) Total Weight: 254 grams (9 oz)
Item ID: 3829
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