Sunday, March 31, 2013

RARE INDUSTRIAL 4 & 5 STACK EAMES ERA EXPOSED BARE METAL STEEL BARRISTER LAWYERS BOOKCASE


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The standard issue powder-coated gray paint has been meticulously hand-stripped from these exquisitely restored vintage, mid century, Eames era, industrial metal lawyers/barrister bookcases.  Revealed is the natural, exposed, bare steel & brass joined corners.  The stacks (cases/cabinets), crown (top), and 4 legged base are detachable.  Glass front doors lift & slide into the cabinets.  
A true statement piece to any decor!  
4 stack
SOLD
5 stack available








Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ANTIQUE SIMMONS METAL DRESSER



Compact & straight to the point this antique steel dresser is ideal for an apartment dweller or homeowner with a modest area to occupy.  Stripped & sealed, this Simmons metal dresser sits on top of 4 exquisitely "turned" legs.
36"W X 19"D X 36"H 
SOLD

BAUHAUS METAL BENCHES



Room Service; CHICAGO, IL


The Urban Legends.  Bauhaus & Art Deco metal benches are rare.  Locating this pair so soon after the trio discovered earlier this year is comparable to winning the "lotto" twice in a month!  
SOLD

SIMMONS ANTIQUE METAL DRESSER


 Dining room industrial buffet?  Living room steel credenza?  Entryway/hallway machine age bureau? Bedroom metal dresser?  
Decide.  Allow BONGRANDE to assist.  
Place your order to initiate the restoration process.
SOLD

NORMAN BEL GEDDES FOR SIMMONS METAL DRESSER

The Usual Suspects BEFORE


AFTER
The Usual Suspects.  BONGRANDE has garnered quite a reputation for being the foremost source for antique & vintage metal furniture.  These Norman Bel Geddes steel dressers have original brushed metal pulls on their wooden tracked drawers.  BONGRANDE's skilled metal artisan awaits your command.   Email BONGRANDE@yahoo.com to order your stripped metal dresser. 
30 1/2"W x 19"D x 40"H
3 available
SOLD

Thursday, December 22, 2011

BAUHAUS BENCH


 Originally used in a train station, this Art Deco era metal bench is a superb example of simplicity, form, & function.  The partitioned sections under the steel bench allowed awaiting passengers to store their belongings and keep them separated; while standing passengers held the curved rail on top of the bench to keep stable footing in a crowded railway station.  The character of this piece increased with it's chipped black gloss paint reaving the many colors it had been.  It's tubular steel frame is a clear example of Bauhaus design.
circa 1930/1940. 
SOLD

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ART DECO, INDUSTRIAL, EAMES ERA, SIMMONS/NORMAN BEL GEDDES METAL DRESSER



Extremely rare, highly sought after collectible piece of Art Deco, Eames era furniture.  Crafted in 1934 (stamped), this metal vanity, dresser or desk (or flat screen credenza!) was designed by Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons Furniture. The roomy 6 drawers, adorned with Bakelite drawer pulls, are reinforced with wooden tracks!  The original vanity glass is included. vanity is mounted on an ebonized wood base. this is a truly significant, historic piece of American made, engineered furniture.   

SOLD

SHEET METAL FURNITURE

u.s. patent office

Friday, November 18, 2011

SIMMONS METAL DRESSER



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BONGRANDE's major affection is metal furniture; especially Simmons Furniture.  Industrial.  Steel.  Integrate into your mid century, loft, contemporary, modern, country chic style.  Reuse it as an industrial dresser (mirror included), credenza or a buffet in the living or dining room.  BONGRANDE enjoys the (challenge of) mixing steel furniture with decor from other eras- the rough with the refined.  A BONGRANDE client in Sonoma uses one for a baby changing table. stylish baby room!  Constructed in 1920; futuristic, forward design for the era.  Classically practical.  Sheraton style steel dresser, hand stripped of its original "faux bois" paint to reveal the brass joined corners & stunning the "blued" patina.  Hand sealed to constrict rust.  More to come... 
SOLD 
(To another expectant mom! lol!)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SIMMONS METAL DRESSER

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after
Exquisitely restored antique metal dresser by Simmons Furniture.
Industrial steel low boy:  36"W X 19"D X 36"H
circa 1920
SOLD

Sunday, August 14, 2011

VINTAGE NORMAN BEL GEDDES METAL DESK

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After
Art Deco, Eames era restored metal desk designed by Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons Furniture.  Single drawer, detachable legs, corner brass details.  Significant, historic piece of American made, engineered furniture.
 SOLD




Sunday, July 3, 2011

NORMAN BEL GEDDES ART DECO METAL DRESSER

1934 metal gentleman's dresser designed by Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons Furniture.  
SOLD


Thursday, May 19, 2011

MID CENTURY, EAMES ERA METAL BARRISTER/LAWYER BOOKCASE

 

Vintage Eames era metal barrister bookcase.  Industrial, 3 cases/stacks with crown & base.
SOLD