Look at these GREAT pieces that I was lucky enough to win at an auction recently.
Wouldn't they make wonderful photographer props?
Oh, and I found them in this catalog of late 1800 to early 1900 wicker furniture by Heywood & Wakefield.
A little history on this company:
The Heywood-Wakefield Company is a US furniture manufacturer established in 1897. It went on to become a major presence in the US and its older products are considered valuable collectibles.
Heywood Brothers was established in 1826, Wakefield Company in 1855. Both firms produced wicker and rattan furniture, and as these products became increasingly popular towards the end of the century, they became serious rivals. In 1897 the companies merged as Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Company (this name was changed to Heywood-Wakefield Company in 1921), purchasing Washburn-Heywood Chair Company in 1916, Oregon Chair Company in 1920, and Lloyd Manufacturing Company in 1921.
I was thrilled to win these pieces. The chairs were still in nearly perfect condition and over 100 years old !!!!
You never know what you'll find at auction.
Just doing this post is giving me AUCTION FEVER.