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Stunning 1970s 'Mastercraft', Acid Etched Brass Table by Sculptor Bernhard Rohne

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Beautiful 1970s acid etched brass coffee table in a highly attractive octagon form by sculptor Bernard Rohne for 'Mastercraft', U.S.A. This artisan crafted table features a beautiful mix of solid brass inlays combined with acid etched brass panels, a process which creates a highly organic mottled finish to the brass panels reminiscent of burlwood. A brief history of the Mastercraft company, credits for research and story below go to Lewis Trimble. William Doezema (1917-2009) and his brother Charles founded 'Mastercraft' in Grand Rapids, U.S.A in 1946. In 1974 the company was sold to Baker Furniture. John Widdicomb, and Bernhard Rohne were among the main designers used by the Mastercraft Company . Bernhard Rohne was born in 1944 east of Hannover, Germany. He emigrated in 1967 to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . He is a sculptor as well as a furniture designer. John Widdicomb came from a family already renowned in the furniture making and design trade. Widdicomb founded his own company, but also provided how own designs for Mastercraft. Mastercraft was known for their well designed and well crafted pieces using exotic woods such as Amboyna Burl, Zebrano wood, as well as mahogany and native walnut often with incised brass details. Designs by Rohne used Acid-Etched brass detailing. Unfortunately, even though Mastercraft was purchased by the Baker Company, who were at the time were one of the finest American Furniture Companies, there is nothing produced today that compares.'
  • Creator:
    Mastercraft (Manufacturer),Bernhard Rohne (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 15.36 in (39 cm)Diameter: 51.19 in (130 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Brass,Wood,Etched
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good original vintage condition with minor user wear consistent with age and use, fully detailed condition report upon request.
  • Seller Location:
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU93015543803
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