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Mid-Century Kent Coffey Perspecta Walnut Dresser

$2,495

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This listing is for an exceptional rare mid-century Kent Coffey Perspecta 6-drawer dresser. You don’t see this smaller version very often! Featuring rosewood pulls, original hardware, and a beautiful walnut top.

Details

  • Creator
    Kent Coffey (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 56 in. (142.24 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Minor scuffs, scratches, dings, and signs of wear may be present from normal use. All drawers work well!
  • Seller Location
    Clarksboro, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6923229206532

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    Ships From: Clarksboro, NJ
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    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Maker

Kent Coffey

Established in 1907 by Finley H. Coffey and Dr. A.A. Kent, a contemporary and competitor of furniture makers John Bernhardt and James Broyhill, the Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company in Lenoir, North Carolina, developed a name for itself by designing and mass-producing durable, affordable and stylish bedroom furniture, dressers, tables and other items.

Consider Kent-Coffey a precursor to IKEA, with sturdy oak and mahogany furniture rather than particleboard structures and an American-design bent rather than a Swedish one. The company's mid-century modern furniture, under the leadership of Finley’s son Harold, took off. A magazine ad from the era for the brand’s Perspecta collection positioned a minimalist bedroom set front and center, with its walnut and rosewood dresser, an elegant nine-drawer piece that rested on tapered legs and featured gorgeous sculptural details carved into its drawer fronts, occupying most of the page’s real estate. The materials for Kent-Coffey furniture were sourced locally, as the company touted its relationship with the Lilly Company in nearby High Points, North Carolina, as a supplier of its mahogany, for example.

In 1964, Kent-Coffey Manufacturing Company was sold to Magnavox (but reportedly operated as a wholly owned subsidiary thereafter), and later, in 1983, the company became part of the furniture branch of the Singer Company (of the sewing-machine fame). Singer shuttered its furniture division in the late 1990s.

Today, as is the case with most of the sophisticated furniture designed in postwar America, work that originated at Kent-Coffey is hard to come by. 

Previously owned walnut headboards and vintage bedroom dressers with Formica tops from the company’s Perspecta line and sandalwood continental dressers, for example, are highly valued by collectors. Kent-Coffey’s various mid-century modern lines — such as Goldenaire and Town House — were always clearly branded with identifiers such as drawer markings or stamps on the underside of its coveted end tables.

Find vintage Kent-Coffey case pieces and cabinets, nightstands and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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