Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture, Tall Chest

Raymond Loewy was one of the most important industrial designers of the twentieth century, designing everything from automobiles to logos for cigarette packaging.

Please check out his official website for more information on his very interesting life and career.

We have been fortunate to have had a number of his pieces pass through the shop over the last decade.  Below are a few of our favorites.  

The cerused oak chest below, designed by Loewy for Mengel Furniture, is a 10 out of 10 in terms of design, quality and condition.  It's pretty rare to find cerused oak pieces from this period in such excellent original condition.  Due to wear, they usually get refinished.  The color of this six drawer chest is a warm grey with olive tones.  The chest has its original polished chrome bar pulls.  It's a beauty.  45" h., 34" w., 19" h.  American, c. 1950's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition.