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Cadillac Couches
probably the most popular of all the Cadillac "furniture" items
[ many are shown courtesy of Doc Sabatino ]

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1955-56, from start to "please sit down"

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This one is different in that the BACK of the seat is the focal point

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A rather plain 1959 Cadillac arm chair
New York Times, July 28, 1963 Cad 59 armchair

The 1959 Cadillac couch is a popular home furnishing for the car nut.  One of our friends in Switzerland has one  [see "Shark 59" story]. 
I witnessed its "delivery" to his penthouse apartment in Geneva;  they had to get a crane to hoist it onto the terrace and four
strong men to carry it through the French windows into the lounge

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This couch was made for R&B artist, Fats Domino, by CLC member, Bob Millian

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Left: Fats autographed this photo of him seated on the custom-made couch
Plaque (right) hides behind arm rest of Fats' couch (left)

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Sadly, Fats' custom "Pink Cadillac Convertible" couch was all but destroyed
during the "Katrina" flooding in New Orleans, in 2005
[ Photo:  Linda Nix ]

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(Left) Miniature ceramic couch with Elvis, reading
(Right) Painting (?) of 59 Cadillac couch

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In the painting (left) you can see a 1959 Cadillac couch  (at lower right)
The "1959" couch at the left is a Fiberglas fake

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Above three rows: These are more "fake" car seats molded in Fiberglas or similar



The making of a 1959 Cadillac couch

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Here are another two "Before" and "After" shots
in the creation of a 1959 Cadillac couch

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Center picture: ©1999 Suzi Randal

Nifty, "1959 Cadillac" wall-mounted stand for wide-screen TV

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Left: Couch-builder, Bob Millian, seated with lucky buyer
Right: Bob's workshop; on wall (left), custom music center
built into 1960 Cadillac front clip (see details below)




Other bulky furniture items

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Not sure about the item at the left (sculpture ?)
Right is the front of a '53 Cadillac ...to hang on the wall!

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1956 desk by Jerry and Delores Patterson, CA
[ note: older style sombrero hub caps ]

Even the swivel seats on this 1984 desk conversion were used for effect ... if not practicality

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1958 bar counter

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Don't discard your '59 when you are through driving it!  It could make a comfortable
"Cadillac-King"-sized bed (left) or an ingenious, log-burning stove for the lounge (right)

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Here's another '59 Cadillac bed that
sold on eBay in April-May, 2006
[ photo:  Internet ]

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1959 Refrigerator (left); decorative fridge magnet (right)



The making of a custom music center

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This stereo system was built into the front clip off a 1960 Cadillac by
CLC member, Bob Millian; half-inch plywood was used to box the inside,
to hold the components and albums; Bob says this was easier to make than a couch

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(left) 1962 lower front bumper bar-top
(right) full-size Fiberglas wall element (1959 Series 62 convertible)

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This wall mirror is a full size rear clip of
the 1959 Series 62 convertible, crafted in




Smaller home furnishing items

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(Left) light switch cover plate decorated with a 1932 Cadillac phaeton
(Right) low voltage, 3-spot, ceiling  light made from 1959 wheel cover
by my son Philip

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Two lamps, 1906 and 1959

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A "1959 Cadillac" telephone

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A planter shaped like a 1903 tonneau model

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Decorative pillows; on the left is a tapestry pillow depicting the custom 1932 V16 town car
owned for many years by the late C.W. Hampton in England; it measures approx. 17x17";
on the right,  always the 1959 Cadillac

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Here's a '59 Cadillac  beach blanket,
picked off the Internet [text is superimposed]

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Decorative bookends sporting the well-known Cadillac wreath and crest

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1931 Cadillac Sport Roadster "planter"   INarco of Japan.
Item is about 10½" long and carries #E-2677 on the base

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Ceramic Double Springs Series #D326 decanter
showing on the base: Designed by B. Hasenslab

[ Photo: e-Bay auction site ]

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Mini table-lighters alleged to depict
a Cadillac model of 1913
[ Photo:  e-Bay auction site ]

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This 1961 Cadillac coupe has a removable roof and reveals a cigarette storage box;
there is also a removable flint-and-wick lighter encased in the rear deck
(in case you had not noticed, in the photo on the left, above, the roof is on back to front!)

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Here's another table-lighter / cigarette box made in the former Federal Republic of Germany

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And here's a portable radio in the shape of the 1963 Series 62 convertible;
it is made by Federal, Hong Kong, and is 10" long

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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville, table lighter
[ scale and origin unknown ]



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[ Background image:  drawing of a'59 Cadillac convertible, a gift from J.-M. Roux ]