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Pair Greta M. Grossman Two-Tone Lacquered…

Pair Greta M. Grossman Two-Tone Lacquered & Walnut Chests for Glenn of California


Elegant pair of walnut chest of drawers designed by Swedish architect and designer Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950s. These compact chests are made with walnut wood cases and accented on the front with a black lacquered finish that features Grossman’s signature round polished brass pulls. Each of these stylish and versatile chests features three spacious drawers that vary in size and are ideal for storing any valuable object and keeping all your belongings organized. The clean and geometric lines create a handsome profile from all angles making it the perfect complement to highlight the classic Mid-Century Modern aesthetic in any modern or contemporary home. Our expert craftsmen have professionally refinished both chests and polished the brass pulls, adding a lifetime of use and functionality.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Country
Manufacturer
Date of Manufacturer
Period Style
Materials

Lacquered Wood, Walnut Wood, Polished Brass

Condition

Excellent

Extra Conditions

Newly Refinished, Newly Polished Brass Pulls

Number of Items

2

Dimensions

33.75in H x 32.75in W x 17.75in D

ID Number

5836

SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS

Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Greta M. Grossman

Danish Modern Designers

With a passion for design and architecture, Greta Grossman’s innovative ideas included a unique approach to the use of mixed materials and asymmetrical shapes. Her timeless furniture pieces demonstrate a clean and colorful mix of Scandinavian and California Modernism.

Born and raised in Helsingborg, Sweden, Grossman descended from a family of Swedish cabinetmakers. In the male-dominated cabinetmaker business, Greta was the only female participant at a woodwork apprenticeship. Her effort through the workshop helped her earn a scholarship to continue her studies at Konstfack. She transcended in her technical drawing skills and concentrated on her furniture, ceramics and textile designs at Konstfack.

In 1933 Grossman became the first woman to receive the Furniture Design Award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design. She traveled through Europe and wrote reports on the field of interior design and architecture for the Swedish paper. In that same year, she opened ‘Studio’ in Stockholm, a combined workshop and store, where she designed and produced furniture and accessory pieces.

In 1940 she emigrated to Los Angeles with her husband, Billy Grossman. That same year she opened a store on Rodeo Drive named Magnussen-Grossman, where she worked with several Hollywood stars as an interior and furniture designer as well as an architect. Through her store, she imported Scandinavian design, being one of the first to introduce the style in the United States and redefining California Modernism. Her work is characterized by the unique incorporation of mixed materials and petite proportions. In 1950, she received the Good Design Award from MOMA for her Cobra lamp, a sophisticated yet playful design which remains one of her most recognizable to date.

In addition to her skills as a furniture and interior designer, Grossman is also known for her work as an architect. Working with various materials including steel, stone, and rich woods, she designed fourteen homes in Los Angeles, one in the Bay Area and another in her home of Sweden, many of which have since been demolished. In 1943, she designed her own Beverly Hills home, which she acted as both the architect and interior designer.

By the late 1950’s, Greta became a professor and lecturer and various schools, including UCLA and the Art Center in Pasadena. Though she faded into obscurity by the late 1960’s, Grossman remains one of the most iconic and influential female designers of mid-century design.



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PRODUCT CARE

Care tips for classic furniture

Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions

Lacquer

  • Keep the piece dry all the time.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, and keep it away from heat sources.
  • Keep your beautiful finish by wiping it regularly with a soft, damp cloth, and then wipe it off immediately with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Spills should be cleaned with a damp cloth and dried as soon as possible.
  • The lacquer is vulnerable to scratches, alcohol, and moisture penetration.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the surface and do not drag elements through the surface of the lacquer.
  • Avoid using strong solvent-type cleaners or abrasive cleaning materials.
  • Do not use furniture polishes or use cleaning products that contain silicone.

Pair Greta M. Grossman Two-Tone Lacquered & Walnut Chests for Glenn of California

SOLD






Read about our product, customer service, quality, and shipping.


Elegant pair of walnut chest of drawers designed by Swedish architect and designer Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950s. These compact chests are made with walnut wood cases and accented on the front with a black lacquered finish that features Grossman’s signature round polished brass pulls. Each of these stylish and versatile chests features three spacious drawers that vary in size and are ideal for storing any valuable object and keeping all your belongings organized. The clean and geometric lines create a handsome profile from all angles making it the perfect complement to highlight the classic Mid-Century Modern aesthetic in any modern or contemporary home. Our expert craftsmen have professionally refinished both chests and polished the brass pulls, adding a lifetime of use and functionality.

SPECIFICATIONS




SHOPPING WITH DANISH MODERN L.A. MEANS


Quality Management

Our quality management system allows us to provide you with exclusive products of a very high caliber.

Pro Customer Service

Friendly assistance through efficient communication focused on providing you timely information.

Authenticity Guaranteed

Each product is meticulously evaluated by our team of experts, guaranteeing you top quality authenticity.

Secure Online Purchasing

With our online shopping system, you can acquire precious treasures in a comfortable, safe and reliable way.

SHIPPING

Shipping around the world

RETURNS ACCEPTED

All items can be returned or exchanged

ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS

We accept the following methods

Visa Logo Master Card Logo Pay Pal Logo American Express Logo Discover Logo Affirm Payments

MEET THE DESIGNER


Greta M. Grossman


Danish Modern Designers

With a passion for design and architecture, Greta Grossman’s innovative ideas included a unique approach to the use of mixed materials and asymmetrical shapes. Her timeless furniture pieces demonstrate a clean and colorful mix of Scandinavian and California Modernism.

Born and raised in Helsingborg, Sweden, Grossman descended from a family of Swedish cabinetmakers. In the male-dominated cabinetmaker business, Greta was the only female participant at a woodwork apprenticeship. Her effort through the workshop helped her earn a scholarship to continue her studies at Konstfack. She transcended in her technical drawing skills and concentrated on her furniture, ceramics and textile designs at Konstfack.

In 1933 Grossman became the first woman to receive the Furniture Design Award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design. She traveled through Europe and wrote reports on the field of interior design and architecture for the Swedish paper. In that same year, she opened ‘Studio’ in Stockholm, a combined workshop and store, where she designed and produced furniture and accessory pieces.

In 1940 she emigrated to Los Angeles with her husband, Billy Grossman. That same year she opened a store on Rodeo Drive named Magnussen-Grossman, where she worked with several Hollywood stars as an interior and furniture designer as well as an architect. Through her store, she imported Scandinavian design, being one of the first to introduce the style in the United States and redefining California Modernism. Her work is characterized by the unique incorporation of mixed materials and petite proportions. In 1950, she received the Good Design Award from MOMA for her Cobra lamp, a sophisticated yet playful design which remains one of her most recognizable to date.

In addition to her skills as a furniture and interior designer, Grossman is also known for her work as an architect. Working with various materials including steel, stone, and rich woods, she designed fourteen homes in Los Angeles, one in the Bay Area and another in her home of Sweden, many of which have since been demolished. In 1943, she designed her own Beverly Hills home, which she acted as both the architect and interior designer.

By the late 1950’s, Greta became a professor and lecturer and various schools, including UCLA and the Art Center in Pasadena. Though she faded into obscurity by the late 1960’s, Grossman remains one of the most iconic and influential female designers of mid-century design.

Read More...


PRODUCT CARE


Wood

  • Keep the furniture in a cool, dry place
  • Avoid furniture's direct exposure to rain, sun or wind
  • Avoid placing hot objects directly on the piece to prevent undesirable marks or permanent circles.
  • Avoid placing objects that may cause scratches to the surface
  • Clean using water only in small quantities and apply it with soft, damp cloth
  • After damp cloth wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • You can use other liquids that are especially for cleaning wood furniture. Take into account the type of wood and follow the manufacturer's instructions
Wood Care Tips for Classic Furniture

Lacquer

  • Keep the piece dry all the time.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, and keep it away from heat sources.
  • Keep your beautiful finish by wiping it regularly with a soft, damp cloth, and then wipe it off immediately with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Spills should be cleaned with a damp cloth and dried as soon as possible.
  • The lacquer is vulnerable to scratches, alcohol, and moisture penetration.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the surface and do not drag elements through the surface of the lacquer.
  • Avoid using strong solvent-type cleaners or abrasive cleaning materials.
  • Do not use furniture polishes or use cleaning products that contain silicone.
Wood Care Tips for Classic Furniture