Mid Century American of Martinsville Dresser/Credenza
This Mid Century American of Martinsville dresser/credenza is a timeless piece of furniture constructed from solid materials, and designed by legendary furniture designer Merton Gershun, circa 1960s. It has been completely restored to its original beauty, making it a stylish and functional addition to any modern home.
Dimensions: 70"W x 18.5"D x 31"H
Condition: Newly refinished condition. All surfaces have been stripped of old finish and sanded down smooth. All imperfections have been fixed, filled and repaired. New stain has been added for a warm wood tone. All surfaces sealed with a durable satin lacquer finish.
About the brand:
Founded in 1906 by Virginia tobacco producers, Ancil Witten and Charles Keesee, the American of Martinsville furniture line originally consisted of only bedroom furniture. In the early 1920s the company added dining room furniture and began to expand its offerings through a number of diverse styles. In the 1950s, as the company grew, so did American of Martinsville's reputation for styling and design leadership. By 1989, AOM had surpassed over $100 million in sales and was a major player in the hospitality, healthcare and government markets.
About the designer:
Merton Gershun, designed some of the earliest modern furniture lines available in the states and helped transition from traditional lighter woods to the richer dark woods that were popular throughout the mid-century. While designing with American of Martinsville, During his career he strove to bring affordable modern design to the average American consumer. His designs sought many influences, from designing furniture to make small spaces seem large, to influences in French and Asian culture, and his use of many types of materials, elm, walnut, birch, plastic, and porcelain. Notably his most recognized line, Dania by American of Martinsville, was once the best-selling furniture line in the world.