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Woodard Furniture Co.

Woodard Furniture Company (UNITED STATES)

Woodard Furniture Company’s diverse offerings have included everything from pine caskets to premium patio furnishings over the years.

Lyman E. Woodward founded the family business Woodard Brothers (he dropped the second w for his venture’s name), later Woodard Furniture Co., in Owosso, Michigan, in 1866. Woodard Furniture produced wood furniture such as birch and oak bedroom pieces, window and door blinds and even pine caskets. Demand for the latter increased during the spread of the Spanish flu in America, and Woodard’s casket business — a new company called Owosso Casket Company — thrived, becoming the largest casket manufacturer in the world throughout the 1920s. Two U.S. presidents, William McKinley and Benjamin Harrison, were buried in Owosso caskets.

On the furniture side, Lyman’s son Lee Woodard spun off his own business as Lee L. Woodard and Sons, opening a shop with his sons, Joseph, Lyman II and Russell. During the 1930s, the new company explored the use of metal in furniture-making and introduced a wrought-iron set of patio dining furniture featuring ornate grillwork inspired by French design called Orleans in 1940. The line became a best seller and kick-started the company’s international reputation as a patio-furniture maker, even as the Woodard factory subsequently shifted toward supporting the wartime efforts in manufacturing parts for trucks and military equipment. After World War II, the business returned to making furniture.

Over the years, Woodard and Sons would go on to master metallurgy in furniture making, developing expertise in wrought iron, cast aluminum and tubular aluminum for both indoor and outdoor pieces. While the business started with more traditional styles of furnishings, the company would go on to embrace mid-century modernism. In fact, one of Woodard’s most famous pieces is 1956’s Sculptura chair, variously credited over the years to Russell and/or Joseph. The Sculptura was reportedly the first sculpted chair made without molds. Not unlike Harry Bertoia’s elegant steel-wire Side chair (also a mid-century darling) in its undulating form, the Sculptura chair, which is composed entirely of enameled woven wrought-iron wire, bears similarity to Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair and Charles and Ray Eames’s DAX chair. The beloved Woodard chair was added to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection in 1994.

While the Woodard business is no longer in family hands, the company continues to produce fine patio furniture today and even reintroduced the Sculptura chair in 2015 as nostalgia for mid-century modernism gained steam again. 

At 1stDibs, find Woodard Furniture’s wrought-iron patio chairs, spun fiberglass dining tables and more.

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Sexy Set of Three Nesting Tables Attributed to Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stylish set of three stacking tables having exaggerated curved legs with metal mesh tops. All three are in very good original condition, showing only light cosmetic wear, normal and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Wrought Iron Dining Chairs by Lee Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stylish set of wrought iron patio, garden wrought iron dining chairs by Lee Woodard. These chairs have wrought iron frames with upholstered vinyl seats, all are structurally sound an...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Wrought Iron

Full Size Woodard Sculptura Sofa
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Full size Woodard Sculptura sofa in professionally restored, powder coated finish, with custom Sunbrella seat cushion. Powder coated in semi gloss white, excellent restored condition...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Wrought Iron

Woodard Side, Dining Chair
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Slick midcentury side, or dining chair by the Woodard Furniture Company. Woven wire seat and back on wrought iron base. No structural damage, bends breaks or repairs, cosmetic wear t...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table by Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Chic and stylish wrought iron coffee table by Woodard. Rectangular textured glass top with scrolled metal legs, glass top has a stain, probably from a plant. Originally designed for ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Wrought Iron

Cantilevered Lounge Chair by Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Classic cantilevered lounge chair by Woodard Furniture. This example is in very good condition, no dents, bends, or repairs. It is currently in later green paint finish, usable as is...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Woodard Lounge Chairs Freshly Powder Coated
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of low lounge chairs by Woodard, both recently powder coated white. Stylish, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.           
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Metal

Woodard Sculptura Octagonal Dining Table
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find taller version of the Classic Russell Woodard Sculptura dining table. This example is in very good, original condition, showing only normal cosmetic wear consistent with...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Iron

Five-Piece Woodard Sculptura Dining Set
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Four Woodard dining chairs, and an unusual pedestal base (no glass). Stylish and chic, black chairs and white table base. Use as is, or powder coat the set to any color you need. Ped...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Metal

Modernist Woodard Iron Dining Table
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Circular mesh top patio, garden table. Interesting modernist design, original condition, paint finish shows some wear, top paint shows variation in color, as shown.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Iron

Round Metal Mesh Top Garden Table
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Metal dining height garden table. Mesh top on tubular structure frame, suitable for indoor/ outdoor use.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Metal

Pair Woodard Lounge Chairs
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair o Woodard steel mesh lounge chairs. Selling in original, weathered finish.
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Woodard Furniture Co.

Materials

Metal

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Art Deco Garden Patio Center Table by Woodard
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Glamorous Pair of Woodard Poolside Tables
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Original hexagon textured glass tops, wrought iron bases, with the classic Woodard "woven" mesh dish tray shelf. Extremely glam side tables suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
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Set of Six Sculptura Dining Chairs by Woodard
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Set of Ten Woodard Scroll Armchairs Dining Height Patio Garden Furniture
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By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
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  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
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  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
H 53 in. W 57 in. D 19.5 in.