Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ANTIQUE WICKER

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.



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11 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful, Candy. I agree about the photographer props. If you put it on Facebook, I'll share it.

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    1. Thanks Amy. I miss seeing my old customer.........LIKE YOU. Hope things are going okay with you and your hubby. 8-)

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    2. BEAUTIFUL

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    3. Donna!!! HI. Thanks so much. So good to see you here in BLOGLAND. COME BACK TO VISIT OFTEN.

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  2. Wow, very interesting wicker chairs! I have never seen this intricate before. Thanks for the information..

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    1. THANKS, Hetty. Aren't they gorgeous???

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  3. Now that is a find SISTER !!! OM_GUSH love .. love love ..OH did I say LOVE why yes I did . I LOVE those .. Just beauty(muss)

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    1. LOL.......my sentiments exactly, Sherry. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Wow, what a win!! Of course I have heard of the company, but had no idea that they did rattan. You are sooo right, they would love great as a photography prop! They are absolutely gorgeous!

    Carol

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  5. Well, that lovely piece will give me an auction fever either if i manage to get it. Congratulations to you. Beautiful vintage chair.

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