Pair of Mid-Century Modern Burlwood Nightstands / Chests or End Tables, Branded Hekman, Mastercraft Style
Each having a tortoise shell veneer exterior, three drawers with bronze handles on ebonized bracket bases. The pair finely refinished.
Three sons of Dutch immigrants, Henry, Jelle, and John Hekman started the Hekman Furniture Co. along with experienced engineer and close friend James Boonstra in 1922. Henry served as company president from the time of its founding until he was succeeded by his brother Jelle in 1952. In 1936 Henry was elected president of the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers. Jelle, in turn, served as president of Hekman from 1952 until 1960. Adrian Vanden Bout was elected president in 1960.
In 1991 Hekman introduced a line of reproductions of furniture owned by English novelist Charles Dickens. This pair of nightstands or end tables from the collection. Hekman
Burlwood Tortoise Shell Veneer, Ebonized Wood, Brass
United States, 1970
Height: 28.25″ Width: 32″ Depth: 18.25″