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Arthur Umanoff Room Divider with Leather Wine Racks and Butcher Blocks, 1950s

$5,400Asking Price


The ultimate entertaining piece, this Arthur Umanoff three (3) section wine rack system and room divider which also incorporates an artful array of fifty-eight (58) leather wine bottle holders, three (3) wicker baskets, eight (8) butcher block wooden shelves, an ice bucket and all contained within three (3) individual black iron frames, this magnificent room divider or wall unit is the ideal companion to any entertainment home or creative studio. Designed in 1954 by Arthur Umanoff and produced in low quantities by Shaver Howard throughout the late 1950s, this collector's item works equally wonderfully as a room divider or against a wall, it can be placed together in one continuous unit or separated - the three individual pieces can be scattered throughout a room, home or office. Consider the many ways you can use this fantastic Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard room divider wall unit. Whether placed to divide a room or against a wall, this sizable piece can hold a large collection of wine, up to 58 bottles in the leather and wrought iron bottle holders that are have style similarities as designs from Jacques Adnet, 3 wicker baskets in the style of Franco Albini can hold drink accessories, glassware and tools, and the 8 wooden butcher block shelves can hold bottles of liquor, trays with condiments and mixers, recipe books, potted plants and more. Just take a moment and think of the many ways you can use this innovative wine rack. These Arthur Umanoff wine racks with leather strap bottle holders would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Postmodern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Condition: Good vintage condition, sturdy and structurally sound. Medium patina throughout. Wooden blocks can be refinished if you desire a new look vs the current vintage look. All leather straps in tact and in good working condition. No breaks to caning. Ready for immediate use, very good original vintage condition, great option as a collector's example. Measurements: Larger: H 66.5" x W 26.75" x D 10.75" Smaller (2): H 66.5" x W 14" x D 10.75" All 3 combined: H 66.5" x W 54.75" x D 10.75".


  • Creator
    Shaver Howard (Manufacturer),Arthur Umanoff (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 66.5 in. (168.91 cm)Width: 54.75 in. (139.07 cm)Depth: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition, sturdy and structurally sound. Medium patina throughout. Wooden blocks can be refinished if you desire a new look vs the current vintage look. All leather straps in tact and in good working condition. No breaks to caning.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330215796512

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

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

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such...

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