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Mid Century Modern Secretary Chest by Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture

US$4,500

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Excellent example of Minimalist 1950s design with an array of contrasting materials; wood, paint, and patinated steel legs, that show off a young Raymond Loewy's prolific future in design. This secretary cabinet retains the original finish that is unique and hard to duplicate. There is minor wear that I took photos of the original finish has diagonal burgundy lines running through it that is very lovely. The blue interior has been repainted. I had the original paint color matched and used enamel, much sturdier. I repainted the front of the drawers - color-matched the paint as well. The legs have minor wear. Photographed with a scarce Minimalist Arthur Umanoff vanity stool that pairs wonderfully with this; it is for sale separately but can be included in a deal. Because it is not completely restored and the outer wood cabinets has minor wear I took many photos and more can be provided upon request. Measures: 19.25" deep x 47" tall x 36.25" wide 33" deep with the door dropped down 29" clearance under drop down door.

Details

  • Creator
    Raymond Loewy (Designer),Mengel Furniture Co. (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to
    Paul McCobb (Designer)Arthur Umanoff (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Width: 36.25 in. (92.08 cm)Depth: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: repainted drawer fronts & repainted blue desk area. Wear consistent with age and use. Wear consistent with age and use. Repainted blue inside & repainted charcoal front doors - color-matched to original. Original wood cabinet show signs of general use and wear - please see pictures and ask questions if concerned about anything.
  • Seller Location
    Framingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: loewy secretary 1stDibs: LU5486221212932

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    Ships From: Framingham, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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