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Mid-Century Plateau Coffee Table by Glenn Furniture

Mid-Century Plateau Coffee Table by Glenn Furniture


A vintage plateau coffee table by Glenn Furniture of California offered by Snowdrift Antiques.


Glenn of California was a furniture company founded by Stanley Young and based in Arcadia, California.  Answering the demand for modern design in the booming post World War II American economy, Glenn of California was at the forefront of a new West Coast modernist design movement in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.


Stanley Young cemented Glenn of California’s place in the history of American Modernism when he hired furniture designer Milo Baughman in 1948.  With a penchant for simple forms and natural materials, predominantly walnut, most of the early Milo Baughman designs for Glenn of California were well-made, elegant, and functional pieces.  These would become the benchmarks of the Baughman-designed pieces successfully marketed as the California Modern collection launched by Glenn of California in 1950.


This style of coffee table is often called a “plateau coffee table”.  It features a large expansive table top, often, as this one does, with a drawer that passes through and can be opened on either side.


This is a beautiful example of Glenn Furniture pieces from the 1950s and 1960s. It features the clean, sharp lines and classic design elements you would expect. It has a slight lip on each end of the table. A runner bar is present on both sides for stability and aesthetics.  The legs taper slightly.  It is a beautifully done walnut piece with excellent grain and color.  It has a Glenn mark on the side of the drawer.


It measures 48 inches wide by 30 deep and stands 16 inches high. The pass through drawer measures 15 ½ x 30 x 5 ½ on the outside.



This hard to find piece is in excellent vintage condition. It has been oiled lightly to relieve it from years of Colorado dryness. There are no water rings or dark spots on top. It is sturdy and solid in construction. The picture speak for themselves.



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