Pair of Heywood-Wakefield Solid Maple Champagne Deluxe Encore Night Stands M538
Pair of Heywood-Wakefield Solid Maple Champagne Deluxe Encore Night Stands
This Mid-Century Modern Pair of Heywood-Wakefield Solid Maple Champagne Deluxe Encore Night Stands, circa 1954, encompass the streamlined appearance and sleek, uncluttered, clean lines that Mid Century designers wished to emulate. This simplicity of the line design is what makes mid-century modern furnishings relevant in today’s homes, whether in a traditional or modern setting.
Constructed out of solid maple, the Heywood-Wakefield M538 nightstands feature, straight-lined patterns, with a high shelf-top table over a lower cabinet and a drawer and a cubby compartment below. The Pair of Heywood-Wakefield Solid Maple Champagne Deluxe Encore Night Stands have the original Heywood-Wakefield labels, are stamped champagne, measure, 26.00 inches H X 19.75 inches W X 17.00 inches D. And although this pair of nightstands was initially intended for bedroom use, they would certainly make a bold statement in the living or office area. Please be sure to check out the Related Products link below to view more Heywood-Wakefield items.
And although Heywood-Wakefield is regarded for its mid century modern style, the birth of Heywood-Wakefield “Modern” furniture traces its roots back to 1826 when Walter Heywood began fashioning simple wooden chairs in a small barn adjacent to his father’s farm in Gardner, Massachusetts. Brothers, Levi, Seth, Benjamin and William, soon joined Walter, constructing the chairs largely by hand and a foot lathe. The chairs were a hit and soon afterward began selling in increased quantities.
Their business flourished and by the late 1800’s the Heywood Brothers Company was producing a large variety of furniture. They absorbed their biggest acquisition when they purchased Cyrus Wakefield’s Wakefield Rattan Company, eventually changing the name to Heywood-Wakefield Company. Heywood-Wakefield Company was the king of wicker and rattan furniture well into the 20th century, having nearly completely dominated this field in the second half of the 19th century.
By the time Heywood-Wakefield introduced its “Modern” furniture line in the 1930’s, the company had many illustrious years creating top quality furniture. The progressive group of designers in the 1930’s introduced the modern furniture line- strong solid birch wood constructed with aerodynamic lines and light blond color. This style dominated their “Golden Age" from 1936 - 1966.