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Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft Acid Etched Brass 'Tree of Life' Cabinet, 1970s

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This incredible acid etched 'Tree of Life' brass cabinet was designed by Bernhard Rohne and produced by Mastercraft in the 1970s. Exquisite acid-etched artwork depicting three trees called 'The Tree of Life' take center stage on the three door panels. What makes this amazing design even more special is the shape of the cabinet allows you to use it in places traditionally shaped credenzas and cabinets won't fit. The center of the cabinet is deep enough to provide ample storage and tabletop space, however the cutaway sides allow this to fit in a narrow hallway and have rooms to get through nearby doors. Bernhard Rohne's designs are extremely collectible and have a strong collector base. Due to the high quality of materials and craftsmanship makes this in-demand by interior designers and luxury homeowners as well. Consider this piece as a statement item to command or visually fill a space. Or mix it in with other exciting pieces in the style of more is more. Also works fine in a contemporary Zen space due to the meditative qualities of the tree of life artwork and sensible design. This Berhnard Rohne for Mastercraft Tree of Life cabinet would work great in a Postmodern, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, Scandanavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Zen / Minimalism 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. Measurements: H 30.5" x W 74" x D 18.75" Condition: Very good to excellent condition with very light patina. Door hinges and push to open latches are currently functional well. The brass finish is very good. The acid etched panels are very good. Minimal wear, excellent collectors piece, ready to use and enjoy immediately.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good to excellent condition with very light patina.
  • Dimensions
    H 30.5 in. x W 74 in. x D 18.75 in.H 77.47 cm x W 187.96 cm x D 47.63 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217807022
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About Mastercraft (Manufacturer)

Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.


     In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.


     The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on these pages, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.

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