Carl Forslund Magazine Stand Quaint American Vtg. Solid Cherry DBL Canterbury

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Seller: foxglovegirl (687) 100%, Location: Sheridan, Oregon, Ships to: US, Item: 264608154163 All original WOOD Victorian Eastlake style magazine rack with double sides and original brass rolling feet. This amazing rack was made by CARL FORSLUND, Grand rapids Michigan and still has its original paper tag. It measures 14.5" tall 17.5" wide and 20" long Approx.. It is in wonderful condition for its age. It has a few minor scratches. : Carl Forslund Sr., who had been a salesman for Stickley Bros., established his own furniture business, Carl V. Forslund Inc., in 1935. He sold furniture at his retail store and by mail order. Carl's three sons joined the business in the 1940s and '50s. Forslund's manufacturing plant closed in 1991, and its retail stores a year later. The company specialized in manufacturing oak, walnut and cherry furniture in Early American styles. Forslund marketed its furniture in a folksy way and often named pieces for famous people. Jenny Lind (1820-1887), nicknamed the Swedish Nightingale, was a world-renowned opera singer in the 1850s." The manufacturing, retailing, and mail-order divisions of Forslund were all established by Carl V. Forslund, Sr., who remained in charge of the company from its inception until his retirement in 1972. He was succeded by his sons, who joined the business in the 1940s and 1950s. Carl Forslund, Jr. headed the manufacturing operations, Jon Forslund the retail, and Blake Forslund the overall administrative and financial management of the companies. PRODUCTS Forslund specialized in the manufacture of cherry, oak, and walnut furniture, in revivals of various Victorian and Early American styles. The mail-order business adopted a “folksy” style of advertising, which influenced its product line, and had great appeal to its customers. Reproductions and adaptations were made from originals associated with colorful historical figures. Forslund catalogs were filled with pieces named for famous individuals and lively histories of their namesakes. Such pieces as the “Rip Van Lee Chair” and the “Aunt Lucy Ball’s Chair” were produced for decades and became popular favorites for local residents and devoted mail-order customers. THIS WONDERFUL MAGAZINE RACK STOOD BESIDE MY GRANDMOTHERS ROCKING CHAIR FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. SHE KEEP HER MAGAZINES IN IT ON ONE SIDE AND HER SEWING IN IT ON THE OTHER. IT HAS WONDERFUL FOND MEMORIES BUT ALAS, IT IS TIME TO PASS IT ON TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO WILL LOVE AND CHERISH IT. IT IS AN AMAZING PIECE. A very similar piece is for sale and can be found on Google. It is listed at $599.00. It is a double magazine rack like this one with just a small variation. VERY COLLECTABLE FURNITURE AND NO LONGER IN BUSINESS. THIS MAGAZINE RACK IS APPROX. 70 YEARS OLD. PLEASE CHECK MY POSITIVE FEEDBACKS AND BID WITH CONFIDENCE. NON SMOKING HOME. THANK YOU AND BLESSINGS TO YOU. Sub-Style: American, Maker: CARL FORSLUND, Material: CHERRY?=WOOD, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: BROWN, Height: 14.5

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