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1963 Tropical Sun Company Tiki Bar

IMG_4786This set was made by the Tropical Sun Company in 1963. Tropical Sun Co. is the premiere in mid-century bamboo.

Additional Info on Tropical Sun Co.:

Tropical Sun Rattan started with a shop called Harveys Antiques which was one of the first shops to open on the Famous Melrose Boulevard located in Hollywood California. In 1972 it expanded to Tropical Sun Rattan with the purchase of the Tropical Sun Company in Pasadena. For over 40 years we have been selling and dealing great Vintage Rattan furniture along will wonderful original Tropical fabrics, Artwork and rugs.

Over those last thirty years we have also assumable the world’s largest collection of vintage Rattan and Tropical décor as well with well over 25,000 square feet of vintage Rattan and Tropical items. With some of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars and productions buying and renting from us. Ranging from celebrities like Nicolas Cage, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna. To renting to the Sets of Films like the God Father and TV shows like the Golden Girls. In 1999 Tropical Sun Rattan Founder Harvey Schwartz wrote a book on Rattan and Tropical décor titled “Rattan, Tropical Comfort Throughout the House” by Schiffer Publishing. When looking for vintage Rattan and Tropical décor to decorate and advance a collection for your home look no further than us for the biggest selection with some of the foremost experts!

Source: http://www.tropicalsunrattan.com/servlet/the-template/about/Page

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The stools and the bar still have their original tags.

I love that these stools have backrests. I plan to reupholster the stools in the same fabric as our 6 band rattan set. I will drop them off at B&T upholstery tomorrow.

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The top of the bar has a simple black Formica that I am not too keen on. I plan to buy some vintage postcards from Hawaii and cover the top in a collage of them under glass. I think this will give the bar a really cool effect.

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Once everything is refinished I will move it into our Tiki room and post pictures. We Also found a set of really cool diamond shaped tropical Carlos that will be coming in the mail soon, a 3 piece set! The room is really coming together.

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  1. Two of the tables that belong to my set of rattan furniture (a huge corner table and a small kidney-shaped coffee table) have the original black formica tops. The tops of the rest of the tables that belong to the set are inlaid Philippine mahogany. The set was purchased in Pasadena 2nd hand by my parents in the early ’50’s. I even have the original manufacturer’s sales catalog and the sales receipts. There was a separate receipt for the Gill paintings I sent you pictures of.

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  2. Love that bar and stools! We don’t have much of that available here in the midwest, where we spend so much time indoors 😦 I cannot wait to see yours when you are done with them!

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  3. Excellent find!!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. Pingback: Amazing Bar with Frederic Weinberg Stools | Hepcat Restorations

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