Milo Baughman Perspective Buffet for Drexel in Primavera

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Exciting credenza, server or sideboard buffet. Milo Baughman designed in 1952, the Perspective Line for Drexel, exclusive to Bloomingdale's in New York. Featuring Primavera wood finishes with carved wood pulls incorporated in the body of the drawers. Beautifully radiant, ribbon like chatoyant grain patterns highlight throughout. Four deep drawers to one side, the top drawer with dividers for cutlery. To the side, a cabinet door opens to open storage with a single shelf. Retaining the original Perspective cloth label in the top drawer along with the Drexel brand.

Excellent restored condition.
 

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very, very good..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    32 in. H x 52.5 in. W x 19 in. D
    81 cm H x 133 cm W x 48 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    13062083011174

About Milo Baughman (Designer)

Milo Baughman was one of the most agile and adept modern American furniture designers of the late 20th century. A prolific lecturer and writer on the benefits of good design — he taught for years at Brigham Young University — Baughman (whose often-scrambled surname is pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furnishings, having a particular talent for lounge chairs, perhaps the most sociable piece of furniture.

     Like his fellow adoptive Californians Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman’s furniture has a relaxed and breezy air. Baughman was famously opposed to ostentatious and idiosyncratic designs that were made to excite attention. While many of his chair designs are enlivened by such effects as tufted upholstery, Baughman tended to let his materials carry the aesthetic weight, most often relying on chair and table frames made of sturdy and sleek flat-bar chromed metal, and chairs, tables and cabinets finished with highly-figured wood veneers.

     Like his colleagues Karl Springer and the multifarious Pierre Cardin, Baughman’s designs are emblematic of the 1970s: sleek, sure and scintillating. As you will see from the furniture presented on these pages, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2007

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Located in Miami, FL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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