This mid-century beauty was made by Kaufman Furniture of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. It has been owned by the same family since the mid-twentieth century and is in exceptionally beautiful condition. Made of walnut, the case is lighted with two glass shelves. The bottom shelves hide cutlery drawers and shelving.
Kaufman Furniture began manufacturing and selling Canadian modern furniture in 1948. The company originally concentrated on birch (if you have ever been to Canada, that will make sense), but eventually moved to walnut pieces. The company was sold in 2000 to Krug, Inc, a maker of office furniture and the factory was demolished in 2005.
Kaufman pieces are prized for their understated mid-century design. To find a hutch in this condition is a rare and wonderful thing. This beauty can be seen today at the Tombstone Antique Mall holding Lynn's exquisite collection of Murano Glass.
Many thanks to the author of Progress Is Fine at blogspot for his invaluable info on the history of Kaufman Furniture. For more info, see progress-is-fine.blogspot.com/2015/05/we-used-to-make-things-in-this-country.html
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The yard is cleaned up and the vendors are setting up. It's an exciting time here at Tombstone Antique Mall. We are opening our doors on September 1st. Can't wait to see you all there!
There are lots of holes to patch, weeds to uproot, and general cleaning to be done. But progress is being made and we are eagerly looking forward to our early opening in September. The grand opening is scheduled for the first weekend in October. Things will look spiffy by then!