Bachelors Chest Mid Century Dresser in the Style of Raymond Loewy for Mengel Carved Striped Registers
Period: Mid Century Modern - 1960s
Place of Origin: Likely USA
Materials: Solid Oak (We think White Oak)
Wear: Excellent, consistent with age. Some light wear on front corners, some scratches on left side, some filling on top and a very light discoloration in top right that we didn’t notice when examining the piece but picked up by the camera. Please see photos for details!
Reason why we love it, design details:
The lines on this baby are the sleekest!
While he reminds us of pieces we’ve seen attributed to the iconic Franco-American industrial designer Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture, Loewy or not, this darling has captured our hearts.
The structure of the piece frames the drawer fronts and a 1+cm. gap reveals a recessed body that the drawers sit in.
The shadow of the gap juxtaposed with the outer frame is a dynamic duo that we could stare for days! And the tippy-toe legs planted firmly on the ground are just the cherry-on-top.
The waves in the Oak’s wood grain are also a win in our book :)
Drawers: Wooden runners. Dovetail drawers. Clean interiors as detailed in photosTitle Brand Period Type of Piece Number of Drawers/Function Design Details/Hardware
Overall Measurements: 36W x 18.6D x 30.2H