Published Sep 19, 2018Public interest in Jack White's history as an upholstery apprentice spiked in 2014, with the discovery of two 7-inch records that White and business partner/bandmate Brian Muldoon had hidden inside pieces. Now, another piece of White's upholstered furniture has surfaced online.
An ottoman bearing White's business card for Third Man Upholstery is currently up for auction on eBay. An item description claims the rocker had worked his upholstery magic on the piece sometime between 1996 and 1998 in Detroit.
As of publication time, the opening bid for the piece is $1,577 USD, with the seller able to ship for an extra $100 to $250.
"These upholstered pieces are becoming rarer and rarer to find and the few sales I've seen in the past have been in the thousands," the description reads. "The ottoman alone is worth nearly 1k without being related to Jack. The top fabric was custom done by Jack."
Under the moniker the Upholsterers, White and Muldoon pressed 100 copies of their single Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You in 2004, hiding them inside pieces of furniture they were working on.
Recently, White announced a new live concert film and accompanying EP.