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Mid-Century Coffee Table, Lane Furniture Plateau Table

Mid-Century Coffee Table, Lane Furniture Plateau Table


A vintage Lane Acclaim Plateau Coffee Table offered by Snowdrift Antiques.

The Lane Furniture Company was founded in Altavista, VA in 1912. For decades they were known for their cedar chests. By 1950 they saw Danish modern furniture imports begin to take hold in households. The Acclaim line of Lane furniture was one of their first and probably their most recognizable foray into this market. The Acclaim line is often called “the dovetail collection” for its striking use of oak, walnut and fruit woods to create a non-functional but highly decorative and contrasting dovetail look. This line was designed by Andre Bus and introduced in 1958 and produced through the very early 1970s.

Lane went to extreme lengths to make sure the wood chosen for Acclaim furniture was of the highest quality.

~ Original Lane Acclaim advertisement~

“The inlaid dovetailed border. The warm, rich, seasoned walnut. The satiny finish only hand-rubbing can achieve! One after another, custom details you’ll see in every beautiful Acclaim table by Lane! And underneath it all – craftsmanship where it counts! In the sturdy top that won’t warp, won’t split. In joinings, locked to a grown-together fit. In legs so exact, so firmly planted, there’s no rock, no wobble, no place for it to start! Indeed the proudest cabinetmaker might have made this table. But never at anything near the modest Lane price you pay!”

This piece is marked style number 900-32 and called the “Plateau Table”.  It is a very uncommon and hard to find Lane Acclaim piece. In almost 7 years, it is the only one I have ever seen in person. It is an expansive 52” x 32” table top standing 15“ high. It features a single unit drawer that is the width of the table and can be opened from either side. It has the classic Acclaim tapered legs with black painted tips. Interestingly, the drawer bears the serial number 958140 which tells us it was produced on April 18, 1959, while the table was produced on April 25, 1959.


This table is in excellent vintage condition. There are no dark lamp spots or water rings on top.  There is some minor, age appropriate wear to the wood on top, but it is very minor.  See  a small indention in image 12.  It has been lightly oiled to relieve it from the Colorado dryness. The wood grain is rich and vibrant, as you would expect from the Acclaim line.


This is a striking, hard to find, mid-century Lane Acclaim piece that makes a statement in any room.



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