Rosewood Credenza (1960)
Made by Gerald Luss Design
Listed for sale is an absolutely exceptional and very rare Gerald Luss credenza, produced by the Lehigh Furniture Company circa 1960. This credenza is now famous for its misattribution to Charles and Ray Eames for the IBM Pavilion at the 1964 World's fair. Instead, it was actually designed by architect, designer, and inventor Gerald Luss. Luss is most known for designing the interiors of the Time-Life building in New York City, the same project that was heavily influenced by Charles and Ray Eames, and was the main set of the Mad Men series. It can not be put into words just how rare each of these cabinets are. After months of searching, we have been able to find approximately four other cabinets, all of which have different colors and materials. This appears to be the most luxurious of those that have been documented, as it prominently features a figured rosewood top and base trim, with contrasting metal cabinets between. The legs are gorgeous extruded aluminum, which is a design that Luss patented. A photo of a cabinet nearly identical to this was featured in the January 1960 issue of Interiors magazine. Some of Luss' patents also portray a number of these details, which are accessible. If interested, we are happy to share for context. The cabinet measures 26.5 inches tall by 72 inches wide and 18 inches deep. The buyer will receive the exact cabinet shown in the photos. The top and trim are figured rosewood as mentioned. The drawers and trim are powder-coated steel. The pulls are machined aluminum, whereas the legs are extruded aluminum. The buyer may pick up the furniture, have it shipped by our shipping partners (buyer will pay for full shipping cost, though will not have to arrange it), or discuss potential delivery within reason following the end of the auction. The listed shipping cost is an estimate, though we can likely stay below that number for most areas of the country. If you win the item, we can discuss shipping options, prices, etc. and we will make sure that it is as inexpensive for you as possible. We work with a shipper locally who takes great care in their work and has been complemented often on their packing and shipping quality.