I've been trying to figure out who the manufacturer of my grandparents' long-gone mid-century dining set is and I finally found some old photos of it.
I know, I know - they're not very good photos, but it's the best I could find.
I've been searching online for years with no luck but at least now I have some photos of what I'm looking for.
It's nothing fancy - it was of a slightly lesser quality than Heywood-Wakefield, I'd say. I own some of those pieces and I recall that my grandparents' set wasn't quite that nice. They had a dining table and 6 chairs, buffet, china cabinet, and in another room a desk and matching chair.
The china cabinet had an upper portion with glass doors that angled back towards the wall. I've seen other 50's-60's cabinets that do this also--very common, apparently. The wood was a VERY blond variety. The lines of all the pieces were very clean and geometric and the only decorative elements were the few incised parallel lines (visible in the photos) on the chair backs and cabinet front on doors and drawers.
I'd love to be able to track down a set like this so if anyone recognizes the manufacturer from the (lousy and incomplete - yes, I know) photos please let me know!
That blonde modern furniture was very popular in the late 50's to mid 60's. It went out as fast as it came in. In the early 80's that type was popular again, but it was then called danish modern.My sister had that type in the late 50's because it was so cheap to buy instead of the maple or cherry solid wood types.
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