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Mid-Century China Hutch and Credenza by Heywood Wakefield

Mid-Century China Hutch and Credenza by Heywood Wakefield


A vintage dining credenza with china hutch by Heywood Wakefield from Snowdrift Antiques.


The Heywood Brothers furniture company formed in 1826 in Massachusetts and merged with the Wakefield Company in 1897. In 1921 they became Heywood-Wakefield. They first made wicker and rattan furniture. By 1949, Heywood -Wakefield designers were being asked to produce more modern furniture lines to keep up with the times and the tastes of American households.


This two piece combination is a credenza base, model M 592 with a china hutch on top, model M1546 in the color Heywood Wakefield called “Champagne”. This combination was only produced in 1954 and 1955.


The base credenza features 3 drawers in the middle with a door on each side.  Behind each door is storage space with 2 adjustable shelves. The china hutch on top has 2 sliding glass panels with finger holds. Inside is an adjustable shelf with a double plate rail. There is also a double plate rail on the bottom of the hutch, beneath the shelf.


The base measures 48 inches wide by 18 deep by 32 ½ high. The hutch up top measures 45 ½ wide by 14 deep by 26 ½ high, giving a total height of 59 inches for the piece.


This piece is in excellent vintage condition.  It has been cleaned and lightly oiled to relieve it from the Colorado dryness.  There are some minor spots of wear on the right side top edge, mostly out of sight and two specks on the top left of the credenza.  See images 6 and 7. The only wear of note is out of sight, inside the top drawer.  For reasons that will remain a mystery, someone at some point decided it needed holes drilled into the base of the drawer.  See image 9.  A new piece of thin wood could be fitted to cover the drawer’s inside base if that is your preference.  I will leave that to the new owner.


We also have a matching Heywood Wakefield dining room suite in the shop.



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