“Tiptoe through the tulips with me…” Did we get you singing? Well, this table is definitely worth singing about! This is a FABULOUS vintage Mid-Century Modern Burke Division for Brunswick Tulip side, end, or lamp table style of Eero Saarinen comprised of a dark charcoal painted aluminum pedestal base and a gorgeous wood grain laminate top with a flattering back beveled edge. The Burke Tulip table is a classic collectible and sought after in its own right. It will be wonderful beside a club chair in your living room adorned with magazines, hosting a plant between two side chairs in the family room, or as a place to set your book in the sitting room. Its smaller size makes it very convenient to move from place to place and it has versatile style that will blend in with many decor preferences. We consider it to be just a nice “go anywhere” table for your home.
There is little information out there about Maurice Burke however, throughout our extensive research and a few quotes from a conversation on “Design Addict,” we know that he was born in the UK in 1921 and he died in 2013. He had several patents, designed for Arkana in 1960-1970’s, and he owned Burke Inc. which was in Dallas, Texas. Brunswick acquired Burke Inc. in 1963. Brunswick you may know better for pool tables and bowling balls but in 1952 they began manufacturing school furniture and gymnasium equipment and, obviously, benches, chairs, stools, and other equipment for bowling alleys and pool rooms. In 1963 Burke, Inc. was added as one of the many companies purchased to produce these furnishings. Burke, Inc. was already making wonderful mid-century modern furniture. However, in 1969, even though it was successful, Brunswick decided to sell off its school furniture business to concentrate on its many many other endeavors. They remain in business today.
This is a fantastic table with an iconic reputation and timeless style. Don’t let this Tulip table by Burke for Brunswick slip through your fingers! Make it YOURS!!