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Oh, my goodness! I could not believe my eyes when I spied this incredible piece of mid-century modern Lane furniture. Lane furniture! When I started in this vintage furniture business around 1989, people, collectors, would say…”Oh, that’s just Lane.” Now, 30 years later and those same people, collectors, are saying…”Wow! That’s Lane. My what a little time will do. But this table is a glowing example as to why. Its boomerang shape and inlaid burl squares in its center are simply fabulous. Not to mention the warm tones of the wood. It all seems to balance precariously on three round slender turned and tapered legs running down the center of its L-shape. It is the perfect foil for any mid-century modern sectional sofa.

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 made it again during WWII when they converted to providing items needed for wartime. After WWII a complete design department was added. They were innovative in 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 fabulous piece is the perfect cocktail table to pair with your gorgeous sofa. And if you don’t have a sofa yet…….just take-a-peek at some of ours. But, first, make this incredible table yours!

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MAKER

STYLE / PERIOD

MATERIALS

Burl, Walnut

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

DATE: Circa

1958

Additional information

MAKER

STYLE / PERIOD

MATERIALS

Burl, Walnut

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

DATE: Circa

1958

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