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Mid-Century Writing Desk by Lane Furniture Rhythm Line

Mid-Century Writing Desk by Lane Furniture Rhythm Line


A mid-century writing desk by Lane Furniture from 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 Rhythm line of Lane furniture featured walnut and pecan woods and sometimes poplar, molded into clean and fluid lines. Regardless of what you read, the Rhythm line was not designed by Paul McCobb.

This hard to find piece is the from Lane Furniture’s Rhythm line. It is the six drawer desk with the integrated Rhythm handles. It is model 997-20. It is made of a beautiful walnut veneer with exceptional grain and depth. The serial number on this piece is 2766011, which tells us it was manufactured in Plant #2 on November 6, 1967.

It has a shallow drawer in the middle above the kneehole. On the right side it has a regular depth drawer on top and a deep, divided drawer on the bottom. On the left are three regular depth drawers.

It measures 48 inches by 23 by 29 ½ high. The kneehole opening measures 22 ½ inches.

This piece is in excellent vintage condition. It is solid in construction with very minimal wear. There is a rectangle of darker wood on the top where a desk blotter had set for years.

This is a nice desk for a mid-century office space.



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