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Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

LANE FURNITURE (UNITED STATES)

When the first iteration of the Lane Furniture company began to produce its now-famous Lane cedar chests in the early 20th century, the family behind the brand was unsure of how successful they’d be, so they initially didn’t bother adding their name to the offerings.

The manufacturer was off to a modest start but the family was industrious: The Lanes were made up of farmers and contractors who’d built more than 30 miles of the Virginian railroad. They owned a cotton mill and purchased thousands of acres of land in Campbell County, Virginia, where the Virginian railroad was intended to cross the main line of the Southern Railway. The Lanes intended to start a town in this region of the state, and by 1912, streets for the town of Altavista had been laid out and utility lines were installed. In the spring of that year, John Lane purchased a defunct box factory at a bankruptcy auction. His son, Edward Hudson Lane, was tasked with the manufacturing of the cedar “hope” chests for which the Lane family would become known, even though the company was initially incorporated as the Standard Red Cedar Chest Company.

The Standard Red Cedar Chest Company struggled in its early days but introduced an assembly system at its small factory after securing a contract with the federal government to produce ammunition boxes made of pine during World War I. The company prospered and applied mass-production methods to its cedar-chest manufacturing after the war, and, in 1922, rebranding as the Lane Company, it implemented a national advertising campaign to market its products. Ads tied the company’s strong cedar hope chests to romance. Anchored by copy that read “The gift that starts the home,” the campaign rendered a Lane cedar chest a necessary purchase for young women to store linens, clothing and keepsakes as they prepared to marry.

Wartime production during World War II had Lane producing aircraft parts. In the 1950s, the family-owned company began to branch out into manufacturing tables, bedroom pieces and other various furnishings for the entire home. The brand’s vintage mid-century furniture is highly sought after.

Lane’s Acclaim walnut furniture line, which, designed by Andre Bus, has been compared to Drexel’s Declaration series for its blend of modern furniture’s clean contours and traditional craftsmanship. Ads for the Lane series suggested that it included “probably the best-selling table in the world.” (There are end tables, cocktail tables and more in the Acclaim collection, sporting graceful tapered legs and dovetail inlays.) Later, during the 1960s, Lane offered handsome modular wall units designed by the likes of Paul McCobb. Today, the company is owned by United Furniture Industries and is particularly well-known for its upholstered furniture.

Vintage Lane furniture is generally characterized by relatively neutral styles, which are versatile in different kinds of interiors, as well as good quality woods and careful manufacturing. All of these attributes have made Lane one of the most recognizable names in American furniture.

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Rare Walnut and Rosewood Mid Century Armoire Dresser by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Super rare and early midcentury, armoire by Lane. This piece is absolutely beautiful. It's a stunning combination of walnut and rosewood with brass pulls that too are inlaid with ros...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Rosewood, Walnut

Lane Harlequin Mid Century Inlaid Walnut Gentleman's Chest Highboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Lane Harlequin mid century inlaid walnut gentleman's chest highboy dresser. Dresser measures: 42 wide x 18 deep x 46.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Nickel

Mid Century Walnut and Rosewood Armoire by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful mid century walnut and rosewood armoire manufactured by Lane Furniture in United States, circa 1970s. Features an innovative design where the blind-shaped doors stand out, ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Chrome

Lane Perception Mid Century 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Lane perception mid century 5 drawer highboy dresser Dresser measures: 38 wide x 19 deep x 45.75 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditio...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Lane MCM Walnut and Cane Plinth Base Armoire Gentleman's Chest Highboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Lane mid century walnut and cane plinth base armoire gentleman's chest highboy dresser Dresser measures: 39.25 wide x 18 deep x 56.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Lane First Edition Mid Century Walnut 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Lane first edition mid century walnut 5 drawer highboy dresser This dresser is 38 wide x 18 deep x 44.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Paul Evans Style Lane Pueblo Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Oak Armoire Dresser
By Lane Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Paul Evans style Mid-Century Modern Brutalist oak armoire dresser By Lane Furniture "Pueblo" Collection, USA, 1970s Measures: 39.88" W x 18.13" D x 66.13" H. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Mid-Century Brutalist Bedroom Set by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching three-piece bedroom set by Lane Furniture includes sculptural front armoire dresser, single bedside nightstand, and matching Brutalist mirror. The dark walnut finish of...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Mid-Century Brutalist Armoire by Lane
By Lane Furniture
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Brutalist Armoire by Lane with one interior, 15.5" deep, adjustable shelf and one fixed drawer in upper cabinet and two lower drawers. This tall block mosaic chest has been professio...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Lane Furniture Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

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Lane Block Front Brutalist Chest
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Lane Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Walnut Gentleman's Chest Wardrobe Dresser
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Brutalist Lane Mosaic Chifferobe Wardrobe Dresser
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Rare Mid-Century Modern Armoire Dresser by Lane
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