Heywood Wakefield Desk/Library Chair c.1930-1950
A solid Yellow Birch desk or library chair with curved back and lower brace.
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- CREATOR Heywood Wakefield.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930-1950.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Solid Oak.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Sturdy.
- DIMENSIONS H 34.25 in. W 19.5 in. D 20 in. Seat Height 18 in.
In 1897, two prominent furniture companies, Heywood Brothers (est. 1826) and Wakefield Company (est. 1855) merged to create Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company; the name would be shortened to Heywood-Wakefield in 1921. The new company rose to particular popularity in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s with its solid wood, Art Deco-inspired mid-century modern furniture.