Look at this BEAUTIFUL desk!! This is a stunning waterfall style writing desk by Lane Alta Vista. It is covered in an unusual gorgeous off-white rough, raised, or textured factory painted finish. It’s a fabulous faux shagreen. The top has down beveled edges and the angled legs have back beveled edges all creating a waterfall design with smooth, sleek lines. It has a single center drawer for your office supplies and is modern to post-modern in style, but we think it will blend in beautifully with just about any style. This is JUST the desk you’ve been needing for your new home office or maybe your den needs a fresh new look? It would also look great in a college dorm. Or use it as a console table behind your sofa or in your entry hall. If you have been searching for a new desk, or a unique sofa table, the search is over! This is the one!!
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’s 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.
Don’t let this unique, AWESOME desk by Lane pass you by… Make it yours!!