Very rarely does a piece of furniture from an American producer in Europe come on the market, so this beautiful agency also has a special story. This real Mid Century Bureau was made at the Drexel company and is a design of the designer Barney Flagg employed by them. The Drexel company is founded in 1903 in the village of the same name. It is located at the foot of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of North Carolina. Six business partners start a furniture factory there that would grow into one of the largest and most renowned in the country. In the early years, in the early years of often the well -available oak for producing furniture, we also see various other types of woods appearing in the range.
Already in the 1930s the management decided to hire their own designers, some of which with a European background, in this way one can quickly respond to trends and wishes from the market. The brand acquires a big fame with "euro inspired" furniture in, among others, Queen Ann to Louis XV style. After the war, one of the first American manufacturers is used to use De Stijl from Scandinavia for various new collections. The furniture is of unprecedented class, in both choice of materials, design and construction. The relatively unknown designer Barney Flagg designs a very sleek and at that time extremely modern series under the name "Parallel". The program includes various cupboards and mountain furniture, tables and a desk. The brand sells its furniture throughout America and knows how to bind a relatively young and well -to -do audience to them through smart marketing in the house and garden magazines, yet Drexel's furniture from this series would never reach the masses in huge numbers, simply through the high Prices and high end quality. This copy.
This office was purchased in 2023 from the first owners in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Until the start of this year, it has been part of a complete mid -century household effects consisting of high end American and English furniture. The first owners bought the office in America and moved it to England and eventually to the Netherlands in the 1960s, where they started working. The furniture has always been handled with the furniture, the woman of the house made everyone all those years, how precious the pieces had been in the interior. The desk consists of a construction of walnuts of wood and has 4 drawers. 3 of these are of the same size, 1 copy is extra deep and completely extendable, they are also equipped with beautifully finished wooden handles / buttons with a brass inlay, a wonderful example of sophisticated craftsmanship. There is also a large drawer under the leaf, this fifth drawer is extra wide and almost unobtrusively present. On the right side is provided in a so -called Drop Leaf leaf, you can easily fold this up to get even more workspace. Here too, the locking work with regard to the minimum seams, of an unprecedented high level of finish. The whole has been completely checked by our professionals and, where necessary, restored, it was deliberately not chosen for a total restoration since the basis of this unique furniture is still so beautiful and the patina is perfectly fitting. Are you looking for a unique American agency? A globally wanted and rare design piece? Then use this unique option.
Country of origin: America
Series: parallel designer: Barney Flag
Wood type: walnut
Height: 74 cm
Height of legroom: 60.5 cm
Width: 138 cm
Width extended: 181 cm
Width legroom: 67 cm
Depth: 67 cm