This side table is exactly like that “little black dress.” It just goes EVERYWHERE! Stunning in its simplicity, this accent or side table is ready to grace your home with Chinoiserie chicness!! It is comprised of a rectangular black painted wood frame with a lovely carved meander detail under the tabletop on all four sides and straight square legs with stretchers surrounding the whole table. It is very lightweight and portable, so it’s easily moved from room to room and it’s just what you need to add a touch of Chinoiserie elegance to your home. It would be a perfect spot to set a cup of coffee or a cocktail, place a lamp, or to exhibit a plant, flowers, books, vases, or your favorite sculpture. It is unique and versatile and would be stunning in any room of your home whether your décor style is modern, traditional, contemporary, or Hollywood Regency inspired.
Baker is one of the most prestigious names in furniture! They were founded in 1890 by Siebe Baker, an immigrant from the Netherlands as an interior woodwork and door company. Three years later they made their first piece of furniture. In 1910 Siebe’s son, Hollis S. Baker, joined the company as a salesman and throughout most of Baker’s existence it was a family-controlled business, even being sold and repurchased in the 1920s-1930s. Baker is considered a design legacy and over the years they have produced furniture designed by such greats as Donald Desky and Kem Weber in the early 20th century, Finn Juhl in the mid-20th century, and John Saladino and Barbara Barry in the late 20th century. They have introduced many award-winning furniture collections including, during the 1940s and 1950s, Far East Collection, the first Asian furniture collection manufactured in the USA; and Palladian Collection an Italian neo classic design. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s the introduction of country English and French Provincial featuring the reproduction of choice antiques from the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. After decades of being in the Baker family’s hands, in 1969 it was sold to Magnavox then in 1986 to Kohler Co. Today it remains a part of Kohler and operates out of North Carolina. Still one of the top names in furniture.
This little black “anywhere” table is by Baker, it’s beautiful, and it’s BURSTING with Chinoiserie charm!! Don’t let it get away from you! Make it yours!!!