Rolling Bar / Tea Cart (1956)
Made by Fleetwood
Listed for sale is a circa 1956 vintage rolling cart designed by Henry P. Glass and produced by the Fleetwood Furniture Company. This example is from Glass' steel tube series, which included numerous rolling carts, bookcases, chests, and other furniture typologies. Henry P. Glass was a celebrated architect and industrial designed throughout the 20th century. After escaping Germany and concentration camps during WWII, Glass began a new career in the United States, working under Gilbert Rohde and Russell Wright before beginning his own studio practice. In addition to designing though his firm, Glass also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in industrial design for decades. Nowadays, furniture works by Glass are increasingly rare and phenomenal works of design highlighting industrial design developments during the mid 20th century.
As it relates to this rolling cart in particular, it has a lovely single-board top and a beautifully intact label. The top shows some wear. It has a gorgeous wood casing with natural wood interior. Condition overall is very good with some wear as to be expected for a decades-old piece such as this. The casters are intact and structure is sound. If desired, we can address the imperfections in the doors for a minimal additional fee. The interior has a sliding shelf and separate compartment.