Dated 8/52, this amazing piece is part of a full 5 piece bedroom set that came from a one owner home. They bought it in 1953 and used it until recently. It was in one home all these decades (smoke free), so it never moved and got banged up.It is a fold down writing desk with the glass top that was an extra option. The bottom has one shelf with two sliding glass doors. All hardware is nickel plated over copper, and has a nice patina to them. The cabinet and all parts of the drawers are made of solid mahogany wood. The drawers open freely with no hang ups.
The light color comes from the process of bleach and liming the naturally dark mahogany. The factory named this color Fawn. Note some scratches on the interior of the vertical compartments, and some wear next to the knob.
The entire unit, inside and outside is in very clean condition with minimal nicks. 48 inches high, 34 inches wide, and 19-½ inches deep. Take a look at my other listings for the dressers and the rest of the 5 piece matching set.If youre interested in the entire set, Id be open to an offer on all. I would deliver at no charge up to an hour away from Chicago. Oscar Landstrom came to the United States from Sweden at 14 years old, and started working at the Skandia Furniture Company in Rockford, Illinois. At the time, Rockford had over two dozen furniture factories along with a large swedish population who brought their furniture building expertise to the factories. After working for years gaining sales and retail experience at a variety of different local furniture companies, banks, and lumber mills, he bought out Rockford Cabinet Company in 1915. He expanded the factory three times in the early 1920s and garnered national attention when it was considered one of the largest furniture factories in the world at the time. In 1927, Oscar renamed the Rockford Cabinet Company into Landstrom Furniture Company.
They are known for their ornate designs in the 1920s of Queen Anne, Sheraton, and Chippendale style furniture- which are highly collectible. The quality of the furniture is still considered one of the top excellent furniture makers in the first half of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, the company dissolved in 1958. The item "Landstrom Furniture Mid Century SECRETARY WRITING DESK Fawn Color 1952" is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries".beno" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.