Stellar vintage American "Ranch Oak" armchair retaining it's original naugahyde upholstery with a cactus desert scene.
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. Made from white oak, finished with white wax, and often bearing western motifs such as wagon wheels or bucking broncos, Brandt Ranch Oak furniture was built to last a lifetime. This Texas ranch furniture was an instant success. The spacious Ranch Style homes then becoming popular were the ideal setting for A. Brandt Ranch Oak furniture: Bunk beds, spacious oak dressers, wide, low-set, padded arm chairs, and gleaming solid oak dining tables. The Brandt Oak factory closed in 1988, and examples of its Texas ranch style furniture have become sought-after collector's items.
Ranch style decor is all about space, natural materials, and plenty of solid, good quality American wood, such as oak, pine or hickory. Light, honey-colored finishes predominate. Ranch style furniture is functional, comfortable and hardwearing, as well as being attractive, especially when offset by stonework fireplaces, warm colored soft furnishings, and Western accessories. 1940's ranch oak furniture is not only an attractive way to furnish your home; it is also an investment, since it is durable and likely to continue increasing in value and collectibility. In awesome original condition, we are proud to offer this sturdy, as well as comfortable "Ranch Oak" armchair. A perfect addition to any room of the home, this chair offers clean lines along with rustic charm. Utilized in a bedroom, home office, or in the living room, this may wind up being your favorite chair in the house.
Seat Height: 17.25 in.