Lane furniture dating

09-Aug-2016 23:29

I think it would be of value for MCM fans to have access to this great historical record of a classic furniture line. This story is particularly fun for me, because I have a Lane Acclaim table — it is the cocktail table 900-01 (shown in the lead photo.) My mother in law gave it to me. But, I’ve never seen most of the furniture that is in this catalog.Look at those nesting tables above — it looks to me like the top one has the dovetailed edge and the inner one doesn’t. And what is that I see — a TV snack cart on wheels? Although contemporary in classification, Acclaim furniture has a distinct hand-crafted quality that gives it unusual warmth and mellowness.In their example, the number 248290 would stand for September (90 reversed to 09) 28th (82 reversed to 28), 1924 (why this pair of numbers is not reversed is not explained).

One antique-lovers' site suggests that the exact date on a Lane chest can always be determined by reversing the three pairs of numbers that comprise the 6-digit serial number.The vintage Lane Acclaim line of furniture seems to have been very popular in mid century America.We speculate that — much like the popular Drexel Declaration line — the design of Lane Acclaim appealed to Mrs. Interestingly — also like Drexel Declaration, there’s a Shaker feel to the Lane Acclaim design — you can see how the wood is connected. He recently acquired what seems to be a very hard-to-find catalog of available pieces from the Lane Acclaim Line — and graciously shares it with all of us today.Let’s face it…some of us vibe to a more traditional approach to design.If your ears just perked up then consider the offerings of Lane Furniture.

One antique-lovers' site suggests that the exact date on a Lane chest can always be determined by reversing the three pairs of numbers that comprise the 6-digit serial number.The vintage Lane Acclaim line of furniture seems to have been very popular in mid century America.We speculate that — much like the popular Drexel Declaration line — the design of Lane Acclaim appealed to Mrs. Interestingly — also like Drexel Declaration, there’s a Shaker feel to the Lane Acclaim design — you can see how the wood is connected. He recently acquired what seems to be a very hard-to-find catalog of available pieces from the Lane Acclaim Line — and graciously shares it with all of us today.Let’s face it…some of us vibe to a more traditional approach to design.If your ears just perked up then consider the offerings of Lane Furniture.In fact, these chests were so desirable at one time, that Lane touted them as “sweetheart chests” and promoted them as the promise rings of the 1940s and 50s.