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(Sold) Mid-Century Modern 9 drawer triple dresser part of the Urban-Suburban line designed by Merton L. Gershun for American of Martinsville’s.
Merton L Gershun designed some of the earliest modern furniture lines available in the states and helped transition from traditional lighter woods to the richer dark woods that were popular throughout the mid-century.
During his career he strove to bring affordable modern design to the average American consumer. His designs sought many influences, from designing furniture to make small spaces seem large, to influences in French and Asian culture, and his use of many types of materials, elm, walnut, birch, plastic, and porcelain.
“Many people, he says, look upon modern furniture as a series of boxes of various sizes and shapes, in varying heights off the floor. Modern is more than that these days, combining beauty and usefulness, he says.”
The dresser’s walnut drawer fronts, solid walnut base, and handles have been completely refinished to highlight their amazing wood grain. The case has been painted in crisp white.
Features 9 solid oak dovetail (on front and back) smooth running drawers with solid walnut handles and sinuous base.
Dresser measures: 62″ wide x 19″ deep x 30″ high.