art deco furniture

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Living Room from the Francis W. Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota (1912-1914). The room is nowadays re-installed as close to it´s original appearance as possible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2016.


It’s true, this isn’t architecture, but I can’t resist posting pictures of my latest Art Deco furniture acquisition.

I’ve been wanting a Deco highboy for years in place of the early 20th century tiger oak dresser I’ve had for ages.

My best friend said that if I ever found what I was looking for, he would buy my old dresser. So when this highboy showed up at a local auction we both frequent, I was thrilled. Even better, he decided to bid on it for me, telling me that if he won, he give it to me and then I would give him my dresser. Well, he won the auction I got this highboy for only $40. It’s true! The next day, he brought it over my place and took away my old dresser. I didn’t even have to pay anything, except the old dresser that I didn’t want.

This highboy is marvelous, with several different types of wood veneer and I think the original handles, although one is missing. I think it will be a while before I can locate a replacement that matches. Even so, I love it. It’s in fantastic shape!