More Pushy Furniture
Heywood-Wakefield dining room set, c.1956. Originally a “blonde” finish which imparts a milky quality to the wood and partly obscures the grain, these pieces are now clear-finished.
Some collectors say that manufacturers used blonde finishes on the sorts of woods that had less interesting or less uniform grain. And birch would be one of those. I don't know. Looks interesting and uniform enough for me.
The unbranded piece (c.1959) you see here in my kitchen I’ve dubbed the “half-round table.” This, the radio, the wallpaper, and even the floor are what’s known as “kitsch.” So is the small bedroom lamp below. Serious collectors of mid-century modern would have me apologize at this point for including such things. OK, I’m sorry.
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