Vintage Mid-Century Modern Desk and Matching Chair by the Rarest of Designers… We understand this is a Florida Furniture Industries Desk with Original Matching Chair! This set was Designed by a very important and very prolific Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designer, who was known as one of the “Top 10 Furniture Designers in the World” from the 1940’s through 1960’s. According to the estate we got this from it is made by Luther Draper. They had other pieces of his in the estate signed Florida Furniture etc. The desk is not signed as far as we can see. First Quality maker and wonderful Danish Modern Lines. A partial list would include, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Florida Furniture Industries, Eastern Kodak, Abraham & Straus, Phillips-Davis, Founders Furniture, Boling Chair Company, to name just a few! There are lot’s of articles on Mr. Draper on the web… These are just a few excerpts: August 25, 1960, Ocala Newspaper… “Florida Furniture has been in business about 26 years and cuts it’s own lumber and Drapers Designs are around the use of native wood”. “Draper recently designed 2 groups for Henredon, Called “Circle 60″ and “Cherry Casual. Proof that his fame as a designer has traveled far came last year when the Dutch Government invited him to spend 2 months in Holland to consult with Dutch Designers in Developing office furniture with a European Flavor. While in Europe He visited Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Draper has effectively used the Scandinavian style in his design. He points out that the Danish Style that is so popular today is really a modern version of Early American! Minor wear to surface. We sell everything bought from estates directly to you. We do not restore anything. We reiterate that each item we sell is used, and by definition has various blemishes. Most items have the dust of age and could use a cleaning. We use PlyconVanLines, Uship, Blanket wrap private carriers. Local pick-up is available at no cost. We have been providing Quality Antiques, Jewelry, Collectibles, and Fine Art, to the citizens of Jacksonville Florida, with multiple locations, for over 40 years, and offer a unique selection of items that pass through our hands. We guarantee each item we sell to be what we said it is. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! View more great items. The item “Rare Luther Draper Desk with Chair MCM Designer for Drexel Henredon All Wood Desk” is in sale since Saturday, December 27, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Beds & Bedroom Sets\Post-1950″. The seller is “theseeker” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: Post-1950
- Region of Origin: America
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Sub-Style: Danish Modern
- Maker: Florida Furniture Industries?
- Material: Wood & Glass
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Desk with original matching chair