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Mid Century Danish Made Walnut End Table Nightstand - Anyone recognize the maker?

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- 05 Oct 2014 -
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I paid $125 for this small nightstand and think its a bargain - there are no maker marks but the drawer is stamped 42252 - I have a Jens Risom credenza and it seems the same quality but something about it tells me its another designer - any ideas



- 21 Jun 2015

did you ever find out the maker of this nightstand? I have the matching dresser and it also has a number on the back similar to your nightstand. My parents had the chest (which I have in photo) they had a dresser and the matching nightstands. between divorce and death. all that was left was the chest that was my dads but have been on the hunt for years and years for the nightstand.Sure would make it an easier hunt if I can find out who made it.

- 23 Jun 2015

chest looks a lot like a 6 drawer dresser i have. friend of mine refers to the style as jack cartwright for founders furniture. i've been able to find very little info other than they had some association with knoll. even that was online so take it for what it's worth. seems very well made. please update thread if you find any info.

- 01 Jan 2017

Been doing much research. POWBUM is correct. The nightstand that MSK posted in 2014 along with my dresser is by Founders Furniture, Jack Cartwright collection. 1960's

In my search I had found another piece to match my dresser in my local Craigslist ad which I purchased for $200.00
The serial numbers on the back of these pieces are very similar

- 03 Jan 2017

I can confirm, Founders Furniture, Jack Cartwright collection. I saw an add for Founders somewhere with these pieces a while back. Wish I had grabbed it, as I have the tall boy, low boy, and 3-drawer dresser. They are really nice pieces, for being american. The walnut veneer quality seems to be top notch on the ones I have, and the ones I have seen.

I refinished the top of the low boy, and plan to refinish all 3 pieces at some point. Veneer is pretty thick, and pretty accepting of a careful refinishing. Seems that there might be dark and lighter walnut versions.

- 03 Jan 2017

I have also owned a set of these. Highboy, double dresser, and a pair of nightstands with cane shelves. They truly are very well made pieces. They are better made than a lot of Danish pieces, except that the drawer handles are occasionally sloppily carved. And they even have an oil finish.

Walnut is naturally very inconsistent in coloration. And its sapwood is not usually well divided. So when you see consistently colored walnut it almost always means it has had a dark walnut stain applied over top to darken the light/sapwood areas.

- 03 Mar 2018

I found another piece, a nightstand, it arrives next week! These 3 pieces are all that will fit in my smaller bedroom. My other 2 are in a previous post. Now I want the end tables and coffee table for living room. The hunt still continues!

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