Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lee L. Woodard Sons 1952 Allegro Collection


The very McCobb like Lee L Woodard Sons Allegro group of wrought iron and white Ash was introduced at the Fourth Annual Summer Furniture Market at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on October 22, 1951 and was in stores in early 1952. The group was a success and was sold throughout the 50’s. 

It was not designed by Paul McCobb.

5 comments:

  1. Hey, fellas, let's swap out a little wrought iron here and there for wood and call it OUR design. Think anyone will be the wiser?

    Is that kinda how you imagine the conversation going?

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  2. The people in the picture look deeply suspicious of their furniture. "Those chairs are going to kill us in our sleep, aren't they?" "Shhh, honey, we don't want them to hear you!"

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  3. I just found this table along with a bench that matches it at a Salvation Army in Aurora, IL. I am certain it is this one because of the walnut inlay between the white ash. Funny thing is that the table also came with 4, what I believe to be Gio Ponti leggera, chairs all for 30 bucks. The table and bench top need refinishing, then I need to decide whether to keep or to sell. Nice blog BTW.

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  4. I just found this table and a bench that matches it at a Salvation Army in Aurora, IL. I know it is this one because it does have the walnut inlay between the white ash. The funny thing about it is that the table and bench came with 4 what I believe are Gio Ponti Leggera metal chairs made in Italy. Even though the tops of both the bench and table need refinishing and the woven seats of the chairs are falling apart, the whole enchilada was only 30 bucks. Now I need to decide whether to keep or sell them. I am leaning towards keeping : ) Nice blog BTW!

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