Rare Mastercraft Tangerine Amboyna Burl and Acid Etched Brass Wardrobe Cabinet

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

An unusual and rare Mastercraft tangerine stained tall wardrobe cabinet, or armoire. Three drawers in the base with the four top drawer having an acid etched panel by Bernhard Rohne. The upper compartment is fronted by two doors, and offers storage in three drawers with a shelf above.

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    72.25 in. H x 42 in. W x 29 in. D
    184 cm H x 107 cm W x 74 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU84196572203

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2008

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Chicago, IL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

More from this Seller

Mastercraft Burl and Acid Etched Brass Wardrobe Cabinet
Mastercraft Burl and Acid Etched Brass Wardrobe Ca...
Mastercraft
Brass, Burl, Amboyna
Mastercraft burl amboyna wood tall wardrobe cabinet. Three drawers in the base with top drawer faced with an acid etched panel by Bernhard Rohne. The upper compartment is fronted by two...
Custom Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Acid Etched Brass Dresser
Custom Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Acid Etched Br...
Mastercraft, Bernhard Rohne
Amboyna, Brass
Beautifully burled chest, toned in a custom burnt orange lacquer atop a wood plinth. Nine drawers; three with acid-etched panels by Bernhard Rohne, accented by spherical pulls. Six with...
Mastercraft Zebrano Wood and Patinated Brass Tall Wardrobe Cabinet
Mastercraft Zebrano Wood and Patinated Brass Tall ...
Mastercraft
Brass, Zebra Wood
Mastercraft tall wardrobe with patinated brass details. Striking parquetry zebrano wood front in a zig zag pattern. Three lower drawers with upper open, single shelved section. Brushed ...
Mastercraft Burled Wood & Brass Tall Cabinet
Mastercraft Burled Wood & Brass Tall Cabinet
Mastercraft
Burl, Brass
This neoclassical wardrobe cabinet was made by Mastercraft for Charak Furniture, the legendary Boston furniture company that once featured modern designs by Tommi Parzinger. In the mid-...
Mastercraft Light Amboyna Burl Long Cabinet with Patinated Brass Detail
Mastercraft Light Amboyna Burl Long Cabinet with P...
Mastercraft
Amboyna, Brass
Long amboyna burl credenza or sideboard from Mastercraft, in rare light finish. Four doors conceal four drawers on one half, with open storage on the other half. Beveled frame doors hav...
Mastercraft Burl & Acid Etched Brass Dresser
Mastercraft Burl & Acid Etched Brass Dresser
Mastercraft
Brass, Burl
Beautifully burled case atop a wood plinth. Nine drawers; three with acid-etched panels and spherical pulls. Six with Asian drop bail pulls, backed by oval brass plates.
Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Brass Greek Key Sideboard
Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Brass Greek Key Sideb...
Mastercraft
Brass, Amboyna
Natural amboyna burl case, with four brass-welted doors accented by heavy brass pulls and backing plates. Doors open to reveal five drawers and a single shelf. Four corners are adorned ...
Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Brass Concave Curve Sideboard
Mastercraft Amboyna Burl and Brass Concave Curve S...
Mastercraft
Brass, Burl, Wood, Amboyna
Mastercraft sideboard clad in vibrant Amboyna burl veneer, with heavy brass appointments. It is quite striking, with its inverted curve ends. Four drawers on one side, and shelf storage...
Elegant Burled Amboyna and Brass Sideboard by Mastercraft
Elegant Burled Amboyna and Brass Sideboard by Mast...
Mastercraft
Amboyna, Brass
Elegant and substantial cabinet by Mastercraft. The four frame and panel doors open to reveal a two section storage area. One side has four drawers with a silverware drawer. The other s...
Harvey Probber Olive Ash Burl, Rosewood and Mahogany Gentleman's Chest
Harvey Probber Olive Ash Burl, Rosewood and Mahoga...
Harvey Probber
Burl, Cork, Lacquer, Mahogany, Rosewood
This sleek clean lined Harvey Probber gentleman's bureau features burl wood doors with recessed rosewood pulls. The doors slide to reveal three cork lined trays and four shirt drawers. ...
Pair of Ash and Black Glass Narrow and Tall Cabinets
Pair of Ash and Black Glass Narrow and Tall Cabine...
Ash, Brass, Glass
Pair of narrow tall cabinets in figured ash wood with factory applied patina. Black glass tops with bull nose edging and solid brass radius edge pulls. Two doors open to reveal four sto...
Mastercraft Burl and Walnut Dresser with Substantial Brass Pulls
Mastercraft Burl and Walnut Dresser with Substanti...
Mastercraft
Brass, Burl, Walnut
Olive ash burl and custom created legs make for a unique and elegant Mastercraft nine-drawer dresser, or chest. Legs are solid and quite thick walnut. Heavy drop pulls of solid cast bra...