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The only thing better than an end table by Lane Furniture is a PAIR of them!! These are GORGEOUS!! As written in the Lane Alta Vista brochure “the distinctive design of the Rhythm Collection is best described as softly sculpted legs and rails which flow together as a single molded unit. Figured walnut heartwood, bordered with a slightly lighter shade of walnut is used for the tops. The tops are indented from the rails just enough to emphasize the sculptured, unitary construction. And a lovely oil finish completes a picture of clean, fluent lines and tastefully restrained elegance in contemporary styling.” These end tables are exactly that… simply elegant, clean lines, and designed with a style like only Lane Alta Vista can create!! Each one is dated on the bottom, one is dated 4/20/63 and the other is dated 2/20/63. They are comprised of rectangular walnut frames, straight legs, and they have a lower shelf for books or decorative items. They are gorgeous in their simplicity and ready for you to place on each side of a loveseat, sofa, or pair of lounge chairs and adorn them with a pair of fabulous lamps…which we also just happen to have listed!! They will blend in perfectly with all your mid-century modern pieces and add a touch of ageless charm to any room. Rhythm. In art, a harmonious sequence of a correlation of colors or elements. Simply put, that’s the perfect description of this collection by Lane…. Classic, iconic, and timeless beauty.
Lane was founded in 1912 by Edward Hudson Lane at the age of 21, upon his father’s suggestion after he, John Edward Lane, bought a small packing-box plant in Altavista, Virginia. Edward procured a loan and converted the factory to make cedar chests and named it The Standard Red Cedar Chest Co. Sales were good and the company expanded. But during WWI, with the banning of rail freight deemed non-essential, they began making pine ammunition boxes. This is notable as it led to an assembly line which was revolutionary and became the first moving conveyor assembly system in the furniture industry. After the war with sales still increasing Ed Lane decided he could risk giving the company his name and changed it to The Lane Co. in 1922. They began advertising and an ambitious program of research and development leading to hiring their first staff designer and sales force. They made it through the depression with a lot of hard work and again during WWII converted to providing items needed for wartime. After WWII a complete design department was added. They were innovative creating new materials. One called Lanewood which was produced from waste wood. 1951 brought the making of occasional tables. Then in 1956 the acquisitions began of other companies to add case goods and upholstered furnishings. With production of their mid-century-modern furnishings, the company continued to grow and expand until in 1987 it was acquired by Interco, Inc. But, for 75 years the Lane family of Altavista, Virginia ran the business with Edwards son, Bernard Bell (B.B.) Lane, being at the helm at the end. Lane is still to this day a leading U. S. furniture manufacturer.
This Lane Rhythm Collection pair of end tables is just too wonderful to let go … Make them yours!!
Lovely pair of Lane Rhythm Collection mid-century modern walnut end tables with a lower shelf. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. The tops have been refinished and given a new coat of urethane, but they still retain their age patina. Also, the grains in the wood aprons are irregular which is inherent to the table’s construction. Steps were taken to try to bring the color to a more even look. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1963.
NOTE: If you love this pair of Lane Rhythm Collection end tables, we have a matching single end table with a drawer and a narrow rectangular coffee table listed here for sale if they are still available.
End Table Each:
- Height – 20 Inches
- Width – 20.75 Inches
- Depth – 29.75 Inches
- Weight – 26.62 Pounds
- Weight Both – 52.04 Pounds
- Height – 46 Inches
- Width – 27 Inches
- Depth – 36 Inches
- Boxed Weight – 75 Pounds
- Crated Weight – 135 Pounds
We ask that the buyer cover freight.
100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
FLAT RATE SHIPPING: $150 White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days
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Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St. Call us at 232.8008 to schedule