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Huntinton Aviation Industrial Art Deco Bed Frame Aluminium Vintage Machine Work

$545.49Asking Price


We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Huntington Aviation Art Deco aluminium head and footboard This piece is part of a suite, I have in total a bedside table, a tall boy cupboard, the head and foot bed boards, a large double wardrobe and the dressing table, all other items are listed under my other items This piece is stamped to the rear as follows “DESIGNED AND PATENTED BY P.B. COW AND COMPANY LIMITED MADE BY HUNTINGTON AVIAVATION LTD BRITSH AND FOREIGN PATENTS APPLIED FOR. BASILDON NEW PERIOD FURNITURE These pieces are highly collectable and coveted, there is a dressing table in the Victorian & Albert museum, they have it listed as follows This set was produced in the immediate post-war period as part of a matching suite of bedroom furniture. Similar to two aluminium chairs in the V&A collection W.3-2010, W.4-2010), designed by Ernest Race, it makes use of surplus materials used for the manufacture of military aircraft. This object provides a companion and a contrast to the BA3 chairs; both are British designed and made, and while the Race design would go on to become a design classic, this table and its accompanying suite do not seem to have been a success. One of the main issues was cost: a 4ft wardrobe from the same set as this dressing table retailed in 1946 at £74 7s 10d, compared to £16 17s for a Utility equivalent. The dressing table is a British example of furniture produced using industrial methods developed during wartime, and as such is comparable to the work in plywood of Charles and Ray Eames in the USA, although clearly it is of a more conservative taste. In terms of the condition this piece has the original period patina, it has marks and wear all over in the form of scratches, small paint spots and so on, the patina is all part of the original charm, as such I’ve left them as they are Please note this auction is for the head a footboard only, I don't have the side bars Dimensions: Height 100cm / 51cm Width 140cm / 142.5cm Depth 3cm, 13.3cm including mounts / 4cm, 14.3cm including mounts Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses Condition Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.58 in. (4 cm)Width: 55.12 in. (140 cm)Depth: 39.38 in. (100 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2823320988732

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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