I love these tables! So classic and modern at the same time. This pair of gorgeous solid walnut rectangular parsons’ tables are made by Lane of Alta Vista and have a striking diagonal inlay in their tops. Both are circa 1970 and marked as such on their bottoms. They will be the perfect pair of end tables with your mid-century modern or modern sofa but will also look fantastic in your industrial loft or modern country home.
When I started in this business 30 plus years ago some collectors turned their noses up at the name Lane. Now the high quality of Lane furniture and their wonderful designs are sought after worldwide!
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 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.
These side tables have been refreshed, refinished, and restored to their original outstanding beauty. You need to make them yours!