Low and behold! This here's the real thing! Yessiree, a stunning pair of vintage American A. Brandt Ranch Oak original arm chairs. Decorated with saddles, this pair of chairs immediately make you think of a much simpler time, a slower pace of life. No computers, cell phones or smog. Those were the days when men were men, boys were boys and most all folks got along and watched out, not only for their own but, for other folks, too.
In the late 1930's a legendary Fort Worth, Texas furniture company was born, A. Brandt and Sons. Known worldwide for their strong and sturdy cowboy style furnishings, their Ranch Oak line is highly collectible and reguarded as fun and funky well constructed vintage American furniture. Dust; cactus; broncos; branding. A long, lonely trail; cowboy ditties sung to the soft sound of a guitar around a campfire. Thirst; Indians, both hostile and friendly; pine trees set against lofty mountains. This was the world of the brave men and women who brought civilization to the West, making their own trails, building history, building homes in a hostile environment, creating rustic ranch furniture from whatever materials were at hand. Ranch Pole and Plank Furniture
The great American heritage of the Wild West was continued in the 'dude ranches' that became popular in the early part of the 20th century. Entrepreneurs of this period such as Carl Dunrud created pole and plank furniture in the style of the pioneers for these ranches, and unwittingly began a great tradition in American furniture. Popular ranch resorts such as Kings Ranch used the styles of the furniture ranch hands built by hand in the Wild West era. Ranch Furniture Origins In 1931, American furniture designer Thomas Molesworthy created a popular range of upmarket Ranch Style furniture, borrowing ideas from the Craftsman style, as well as the Eastern Lodge style. Emphasizing quality of materials and workmanship, Molesworthy created a functional and attractive style of his own which was soon copied by other manufacturers. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture Molesworthy's originals were handcrafted and expensive. Popular demand for this type of American furniture at a more affordable price gave rise to the Brandt Ranch Oak furniture range. A. Brandt of Fort Worth began producing well-made, solid, comfortable ranch-style furniture in the late 1930's.