Wednesday, June 11, 2014
WILLET. The popularity is spreading. At one time, it was reportedly the largest maker of cherry and maple furniture in the United States. The bedrooms and dining room sets are the most sought after by collectors, along with china cabinets, sideboards, secretaries, bookcases, and corner cabinets. WILLET exhibited its wares at the Chicago Furniture Show in the late 1930s and 1940s, and by 1950, achieved national status. This amazing solid cherry dining room is a national treasure! Made to be handed down to the next generation. First home, loft apartment and a thick shag carpet. I would love to own this myself.
When this piece arrived at the shoppe, my jaw dropped! This is a beautiful replica from the Century Furniture Company to The British National Trust Collection. The originals are found in Trerice, a manor house in Cornwall, England. Like many of the treasures that are part of Britain's history, Trerice is owned by the National Trust-the largest private landowner in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Trust holdings include more than two hundred beautiful historic homes. Century has been chosen to re-create selected pieces of furniture from these houses.