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Large Chin Hua Entertainment Storage Armoire by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

$2,495

Large Chin Hua Entertainment Storage Armoire by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture

Additional information

DATE: Circa

Late 20th Century

DESIGNER

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

LINE/COLLECTION

Chin Hua

MAKER

MATERIALS

Brass, Lacquer, Wood

STYLE / PERIOD

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ABOUT

You say you never have enough storage? Well this gorgeous cabinet will solve that issue for you and do it beautifully. Or, use it for its intended purpose as an entertainment cabinet to hide all your electronics. This outstanding piece of furniture is part of the original Chin Hua collection designed by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture in 1975. The entire collection was retired in1998 after a 23-year successful run. So successful that Century Furniture reissued the collection in 2012. And it is no wonder they revived it. The Chin Hua Collection was one of Century’s most revered collections of all time. However, this gorgeous piece is not part of the new collection and is only available vintage. Playing with the Hollywood Regency and Chinoiseries style Sobota designed this piece beautifully. It is comprised of a white ash burlwood cabinet with ebonized maple accents and brass hardware. It has tall double opening doors which hide a huge open area for a large monitor if you wish; or install shelves for storage of clothing, bedding, towels, or maybe games. And below is a shorter set of double opening doors covering shelved storage. The top shelf has pullouts originally designed for electronics but will make storage of anything easier.

Raymond Karl Sobota (1914-2010) is an award-winning American furniture designer. He attended and obtained his degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design in his native home of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating in 1946 Sobota apprenticed with his namesake and uncle, a furniture designer as well, Karl Schmidt, who designed for Berkey and Gay Furniture Company. He apprenticed for seven years leading to his designing for Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Co., the Mt. Airy Furniture Co., Hekman Furniture and finally Century Furniture for whom he designed from 1952 until 1995. He designed all the company’s wood furniture during that time totally over 150 collections. The most notable being Citation, Chin Hua, Claridge, and the Henry Ford Museum and the British National Trust collections. Sobota is credited for helping to making Century Furniture the industry leader it is today.

Century Furniture Company, one of the world’s largest privately owned upper-end residential furniture manufacturers, was founded in 1947 by Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. When first formed Century Furniture was a selling agent for local upholstery lines. But as soon as a year later Shuford had built a case goods plant in Hickory, North Carolina and that started it all. Harley Shuford along with his siblings and children acquired company after company expanding into upholstered furniture, chair manufacturing, and even a leather division. Century has made it through feast and famine in the furniture business and today retains their long-standing role as a leading force in the American home furnishings market.

Even though you may not need an entertainment cabinet don’t overlook the plethora of things this handsome wonderful cabinet can house. Make it yours.

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Incredible Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie entertainment cabinet or storage armoire designed by Raymond K. Sobota for his Chin Hua Collection for Century Furniture. It is in wonderful vintage condition overall. It does have normal signs of age and use but nothing outstanding. We have replaced a portion of the back. Please see photos. Circa 1975-1998.

Cabinet:

  • Height – 85 Inches
  • Width – 50.5 Inches
  • Depth – 23.25 Inches
  • Weight – 300 Pounds

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 91 Inches
  • Width – 56 Inches
  • Depth – 29 Inches
  • Weight – 500 Pounds

SHIPPING

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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