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Helen & Hobey Baker Highboy Chest, Walnut and Brass, 1950's

About the Item

This gorgeous walnut 2 piece chest on chest was designed by Helen & Hobey Baker in the 1950's. This piece has all the fun aspects of a true bold mid century modern piece -- clean, angular swooping lines that give the piece an almost googie look that is unmistakably mid century modern. The legs Stand-off on the sides of this piece and also feature hits of brass detailing that are an echo of the large circular brass disk pull on the top. The brass pieces feature asymmetrical detailing that is almost chinoiserie feeling. This chest effortlessly flexes into any Mid-Century Modern, modern, Danish modern or contemporary environment. This piece would also look wonderful in a boho chic, Chinoiserie, or Hollywood Regency styled home or office as well. While Helen Hobey might not be as recognizable household name as her male counterparts, make no mistake, her designs are simply stunning. We currently have this piece in the gallery situated with 2 Hans Wegner papa bear chairs, a Kofod Larsen credenza, an Adrian Pearsall coffee table, and not only does this highboy hold its own, it makes a statement.
  • Creator:
    Helen Hobey (Designer),Baker Furniture Company (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 53.25 in (135.26 cm)Width: 49.75 in (126.37 cm)Depth: 21 in (53.34 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Some minimal wear consistent with age on top surface of bottom chest, not noticeable under casual observation. Overall minimal wear.
  • Seller Location:
    Culver City, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1139225936352
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