Collectable Willett Furniture Dining Table & Chairs 1952
Date Posted : 2012-05-23
Group : Antiques By Owner
THIS IS A REAL ANTIQUE TABLE form AROUND 1952
I have a Dining table and four chairs as seen in pictures made form famous Consider H Willett Co of Louisville, KY. This table was bought form my family around 1952 and its been in my family ever since. I checked the prices of this item and similar item on the internet form this company and it is no secret that people collect these items. I am selling it as is for $450 or best offer . Contact me if you are serious and want to see this table. Call me or text me if you want to see it (954)274-4176
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The Consider H. Willett Furniture company was located in Louisville, Kentucky, and I believe made furniture form the late 30s into the 60s. The furniture was at the peak of popularity form the late 40s into the early and mid 50s.
Deep cherry furniture never seems to go out of fashion in the Southeast. A lot of Willett furniture was sold in Central Kentucky, and it sold quite well in the comparatively wealthy Bluegrass region, At Central Kentucky auctions, the name Willett is well recognized,
The furniture was never cheap. It was manufactured furniture rather than hand-made, but the peices were always very carefully crafted, and were made of solid hardwoods, most often cherry but sometimes in maple as well. A peice of, say, cherry furniture form Willett was made of solid cherry inside and out--no veneers, plywood, particle board or any other cheap material even in interior places like drawer peices. They were also famous for their hand-rubbed finishes, particularly on cherry, wich often gave a glass-like polished but almost three-dimensional transparent depth to the wood, rather than appearing as a finish on the top of the wood, unlike many of the finishes now appearing on newly-made cherry furniture.
Many peices have a pressed metal medallion on them identifying them as Willett and what particular design line they are form, for example, my buffet, drop leaf table and chairs are form the "Wildwood" line, wich, if the peices comming up for sale are any indication, was by far the most popular, and became the "trademark" collection. Some of the maple peices apparantly were also tagged. The "Golden Beryl" marking was often used on the maple peices.
The "trademark" cherry line featured what is often refered to as a "rope" motif, wich was a spiral carving that appeared on drop-leaf table legs, as trim on the sides of buffets, chests and vanities, and even on horizontal peices on poster beds, dining chairs and benches. The vanity illustrated in the photo below illustrates the many different ways in wich the spiral rope motif appeared on some furniture peices. I am convinced that early on, this was basicly the only design Willett used for their cherry furniture peices, and these peices are generally tagged as "Wildwood." Wildwood peices with drawers (buffets, dressers and similar) often have a metal plate with the Wildwood name attached to the inside of one of the drawers. Some of the peices also have the Willett name stamped with red ink as illustrated here
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