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M.F. Harty for Stow Davis "Tomorrow" Floating Pedestal Executive Desk, Signed

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An incredibly rare, special and massive Executive Desk designed by M. F. Harty and produced by Stow Davis as part of the "Tomorrow" collection in 1974; a series of designs that were futuristic and produced in extremely low numbers, making each piece highly sought after collectors items. It is estimated that only approximately 30 were made so if you or your client seeks to have what almost no one else has, this piece provides that ultimate bragging right. This example is signed with original placard in the lower drawer. *NOTE* The credenza has sold and is no longer available. *NOTE* For the client who purchased the credenza, we redid the lacquer coat (not a full refinish, just redoing the coat of lacquer by sanding down the topcoat and applying new French Polish lacquer to the credenza, which is very inexpensive and keeps the original wood color and grain details) and the results were simply incredible. The original wood color and grain were wild and vivid and the entire thing just popped. So very nice. I wish we did that to this desk as we could have listed it for a much higher price, however since it is large and heavy we will keep it listed at is current price and offer it to the buyer upon request, contact us for more details. This wildly unique executive desk features a file drawer on the left and 2 accessory drawers on the right. The lower accessory drawer features thick wood cutouts for pens, clips and small accessories, and hallmarked with the Stow Davis placard. High gloss French polished walnut give extreme depth to vivid wood grain detail to the massive piece which floats top a U-shaped chromed pedestal. Inside drawers are chromed details, giving more futuristic elements to this space age collectors piece. Both the desk and the credenza were acquired from the original owners estate, only gentle mild wear is noticeable upon close inspection therefore we consider this to be in very good condition, excellent condition if you consider its age. We decided not to refinish this piece because it is a rare collectors item and to give the buyer the option to keep it in its beautiful soft patina with light surface level (to the lacquer, not the wood) scratches or to refinish it to be like-new. The patina gives it age and character, yet the piece has no visible flaws or defects, is sturdy and structurally sound, presents beautifully and is ready for immediate use. Prior to shipping we will provide a free hand polish to the current high gloss lacquered finish. If you wish to have a full refinish with new lacquer and hand polish, please contact us. This sometimes misattributed to Vladimir Kagan and Paul Evans futuristic executive desk would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a contemporary or Postmodern 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 28.5 in. X W 93 in. X D 37 in. CONDITION: Very good original condition. Ready to be used immediately. *NOTE* The credenza that we previously had but have now sold was in the same condition as the desk. Our client wanted new lacquer so we stripped the lacquer but keeping the original wood finish then did a new french polish. It came out AMAZING. Contact us for pics. It looked like it was fresh off the showroom floor from the 1960s. The wood grain looked so vivid and wild. Simply incredible. Contact us for more details.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Very good vintage condition. All original and unmodified. Rare collector's piece so best to enjoy in original condition, however we can redo the french lacquer coat (see description). Sturdy and sound, ready to be used enjoyed immediately.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.5 in. x W 93 in. x D 37 in.H 72.39 cm x W 236.22 cm x D 93.98 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330215468922
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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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