Posted 4 months ago
The more I have a chance to actually look at this nifty little end table -- the more I remain firmly convinced it was WELL WORTH the extra trip around the block in an unfamiliar 'hood to stop for a moment and snatch the sucker up into the back of my truck?!! [after all, opportunities like this are *exactly* why I drive a pickup truck...?] ;-) :-) If only there'd have been *two* of 'em sitting there?!! <lol>
Its original "blonde oak" finish is now well-thrashed (including what appears to be a dusting of copper colored spray paint across the drawerfront?) but it is otherwise in relatively excellent condition, still perfectly sound and sturdy (heavy, for its size!) in its construction. It appears to have been very well (factory) built of high quality material, now showing little to no actual irrecoverable damage to (or worse yet missing bits of) its veneered surfaces or edges, including nicely done 'banding' in the veneer around its top. The only mark I can find anywhere on it is the number "9623" on the underside of its original brass drawer pull.
Gotta guess 1950's "mid-century modern" for this one (how could one not?) but beyond that I know absolutely nothing about it. (nor, a whole lot about MCM furniture in general, for that matter)
Does anybody else here in CW-land recognize anything about it that might be interesting to know? I've (again) gotta guess that it wasn't made 'alone', so I'm now hoping its rather distinctive design might suggest something to somebody else more knowledgeable than myself.
For the record, I've never really been a fan of "blonde oak", so will most likely refinish it in a somewhat darker color...thinking it'd be very pretty in 'golden oak' if that'll sufficiently help mask a couple smallish cigarette burns on its top, but for that reason might have to go a little darker instead...we'll see... :-)