A walnut biomorphic shaped coffee table on a cross stretcher with chunky tapered legs, designed by Adrian Pearsall for the Lane Company of Altavista, 1960s stamped.
Altavista, Virginia was founded by members of the Lane family in 1907 and initially made chests. It was at that time named The Red Cedar Chest company and was contractd by the United States government to make ammunition boxes during World War I. This proved to make the company very successful and in 1922 they changed their name to the Lane Company. They created the Girl Graduate Plan which was designed for young women. Lane would sell their miniature cedar chests to furniture dealers, which were gifted to graduating women coming in store to collect them in the hope they would furnish their future homes with the dealers furniture. Between the 1950s and 60s the Lane Company expanded into furniture and have worked with some of the most well known brands and designers in the industry.
Currently on display in our London Collection, at The Talisman Building, New Kings Road in collaboration with Wick Antiques and Fileman Antiques at the Coach House Pianos Showroom.
A Biomorphic Coffee Table by Lane of Altavista, 1960s