Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Art Deco King Headboard in Leather & Brass by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture

Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Art Deco King Headboard in Leather & Brass by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture

Stunning vintage Hollywood Regency Art Deco king sized headboard by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture. Comprised of white leather front panels with gilded trim and gold painted below, brass tapered conical post accents and a white leather strap woven through a slotted brass bar. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. We reconditioned the leather; however, it still has age patina as you would expect. We have repainted the gold stripes and wood. The brass has been cleaned but left with its age patina as well. The leather strap joints have been restitched and glued. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century.

Talk about getting adequate beauty sleep!!! WOW!!! If you sleep under this beauty, you’re sure to wake feeling like a supermodel!!! Take another look at this phenomenal vintage headboard designed by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture!! It is FABULOUS!! It is comprised of a gold painted base with two white leather panels above surrounded by gold painted trim. It features a FANTASTIC white leather strap crisscrossed through the slots of a brass bar and three brass tapered conical posts topped with brass spheres on both ends and one in the center… it’s simply, BREATHTAKING!! This eclectic piece is going to change the whole aura and be absolutely wonderful in ANY bedroom. You’ll just need a Hollywood frame to complete it OR hang it on the wall! Modern box springs & mattresses are taller than they used to be and it’s a fabulous way to show off the headboard! It is going to add just the right splash of Hollywood Regency or Art Deco magnificence to any bedroom in your home where you will be sure to sleep in stylish splendor. It’s EXACTLY what the designer ordered!!

Lorenzo (Renzo) Rutili was born in 1901 in Donora, Pennsylvania. He was a designer for Johnson Furniture for over 30 years and then Tomlinson of High Point, North Carolina for three years following his time with Johnson. He studied at Carnegie Institute, and he also studied design in Europe for several years. He was a salesman, a designer, a lecturer, and past president of Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association in 1940. Mr. Rutili passed away May 26, 1966.

Johnson Furniture was founded in 1903 by three brothers who emigrated from Sweden in 1887: Carl, Hjalmar, and Axel. Carl had received a medal from the King of Sweden for his cabinetmaking. They hired Tom Handley as the in-house designer in 1908 and also became an officer for them in 1922 and was with the company until his death in 1926. He established Johnson – Handley – Johnson as a companion company and both entities as major producers of high quality, period revival, residential furniture. Johnson produced wood residential furniture for the bedroom, while the Johnson- Handley- Johnson label was used for dining suites, occasional tables, and case pieces. Designer David Robinson led Johnson into the production of Art Deco and Modern lines in 1928. The company claimed that they were the first to produce a complete line of Modern furniture in the United States. Lorenzo (Renzo) Rutili served as head of design from 1933 into the 60’s. He personally designed groups in Modern and Neoclassical repertoires and oversaw contracted design lines by famous designers including D. Robertson Smith, Paul Frankl, Eliel Saarinen, and J. Robert F. and Pipsam Swanson. In 1963 the last family member Earl Johnson retired, and the company merged with Timber-Line Inc, while still retaining the Johnson name. In 1968 until 1975 the company was owned by Holiday Inns, Inc. and in 1983 it sold to Rose Manufacturing.

This phenomenal headboard by Renzo Rutili for Johnson Furniture is just too stunning to let go! What are you waiting for? Wake up!! Make it YOURS!!!

Keep in mind warehouse414 items are vintage and not new; they will have signs of use and wear. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections.


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