E A R L Y M O D E R N I S T. D A N I S H S T Y L E D T E L E V I S I O N C A R T. E X T R E M E L Y R A R E! R E A L W O O D A pprox. 2 8 ” Wide B y 3 2 ” H igh. The fifties were a glorious time for designers. Creativity was at a post-war peak, industrial technologies permitted the use of materials and shapes that would have been impossible only a decade prior. The war had made America very conscious of Europe and this new connection formed a commercial byproduct in the way of increased trade. Danish and Italian designs were making their way overseas and into New York showrooms. The biggest change in lifestyle at this time came from the television. TV was the game-changer and by 1954 it was pervasive. Technology was changing rapidly and certain new products acquired a temporal quality. It was common knowledge that the TV you bought in 1951 would be extremely obsolete by 1955. Progress was non-stop and an expected byproduct of the industrial age! Once designers recognized the enormous market for TV related furnishings – they appeared and in great variety! Here is a Danish modern styled TV cart. These were used to push the heavy television sets around. The style used was pure modern – to fit the modern’new’ nature of television. Thin lines, dynamic angles and here Danish styled exposed wood and brass combine to give a gravity defying appearance! When a heavy television was able to be effortlessly rolled from the living room to the dining area to watch and eat at the same time, a new trend was born – TV at mealtime. This is a very rare example in fine condition for more well-to-do households that were more style conscious and could afford to pay more for a Danish modern TV cart that would impress their friends and guests. The TV cart was the solution to sustaining family harmony! Dad could watch his favorite shows while the kids watched Howdy Doody or Tom Corbett on a portable set pushed into another room! The television cart was the Kindle of its time – and far more cherished in a world with far less entertainment opportunities. This cart is an amazing survivor and works perfectly. A time warp from another period! Most were disposed of with the advent of larger, color television sets. Today, these few remaining mid century artifacts are prized by purists who recreate modern furnished interiors. Because these were temporal objects – like the TVs themselves – there are very few remaining. High style Danish Modern early designs, like this one, are almost never encountered! With the end of broadcast television many wonder what purpose a TV cart serves? We have seen many wonderful Atomic Ranch and showcase Desert Modern homes using these for magazines or laptops when not used for vintage televisions hooked up to blu-ray players, etc. We’ve even seen these used to roll around modern thin screens! This piece can be used as a decorator’s media/entertainment area tour de force! This piece shows some minor wear to the wood and metal finishes. Presents beautifully – a true time warp to the fifties! A simply wonderful acquisition to adorn and decorate your Atomic Ranch, Case Study Home, NY Penthouse or Eichler era home! M I D C E N T U R Y S T Y L E F O R Y O U R S T U N N I N G L I V I N G S P A C E S! The item “RARE! DANISH MID CENTURY MODERN ROLLING TV CART! ATOMIC VTG 50’S MODERNIST RETRO” is in sale since Friday, July 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture”. The seller is “gallery20th” and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Material: Wood & Metal
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Brown Gold