Heywood-Wakefield’s Modern Line that was produced from the 1940’s to early 1960’s was made of birch and the most common finishes were either Wheat or Champagne. It is fairly easy to identify, if not by their distinctive styling but also by pieces that might have their original labels, stamp markings, date stamps, or color finish styling number that were placed upon the pieces at the time of production.Timeless Antiques has a nice selection of side tables, corner tables and cocktail tables for the livingroom. Most of our pieces are in the champagne finish. The set below was produced from, 1956 to 1958. The cocktail table M1580 G has sculpted guardrails to prevent cocktails from falling over the edge. The side tables M 1584 G has the same guardrails on the top shelf of the two tier pieces. They remind me of fins which of course was vey popular at the time on cars produced by the big car makers Chevy, Ford, Oldsmobile, Pontiac .
Below is a pair of two tier side table in model M 308 G with their classic spider legs.Most of the side tables were two tier however, Heywood-Wakefield designed a three tier table C3753G in the surfboard style with a bottom shelf that had built in bookends which was very popular and still is to today’s consumer.
Available is two different styles of 2 tier Corner Tables CM970G and M338 G.
An extremely popular cocktail table was the M1576G round table that has the Heywood-Wakefield signature spider legs with a revolving top. It was made from 1956 to 1961.
Timeless Antiques has the Rio Bedroom set available with a pair of twin beds that put together can be made into a king size bed. Pair of night stands and the Rio Dresser C791-795 with a round mirror. Designer was Leo Jiranek A round mirror was very uncommon above a Heywood dresser. This set was produced from 1943 to 1944.
Heywood-Wakefield dining rooms offered a great range of possibilities. Drop leaf style tables and extension tables gave the consumer flexibility within choosing what would look right in their dining room area. Their tables were made to expand for different situations. Credenzas, buffets and servers were sold with or without china tops to allow the consumer to choose what style would compliment their table and chair selection.
At Timeless, we try to carry a large selection of different styles that would enhance your dining room area. We have 3 tables with chairs in our show room, but have eight more that can be made ready to feature. At this time, we have the large extension table C4154 G which is fitted with two leaves and six upholstery chairs (4 side chairs M157 A and two side arm chairs M157 C). Then we have the Junior Extension Table M1569 G which only were sold with one leaf . The Junior tables were made for the consumer who wanted a smaller dining room table that would hold four chairs nicely around it but could extend out one more leaf to have 6 sit comfortably. Around the Junior Table are a set of 6 chairs. Two have side arm chair M157C and 4 M152A Side Chairs with matching upholstery. We have a smaller table that Heywood named their Gaming Dining Table M787 G. This was made from 1952 -53 and the sides drop down and extends to 88″ with four 12″ leaves inserted. This table has a center leg for support when it is extended out to it fullest. Six upholstered chairs with original fabric are placed around this table. (two side arms and four side chairs). We have the M 592 Buffet that has 3-drawers and fitted with two adjustable shelves in each cabinet compartment. In the original champagne finish, Timeless has the China top on Server M175 on M590. this was Heywood-Wakefield’s most heavily produced item. It allows the display of china while occupying only 34″ of floor space. Heywood made a very unique Drop Leaf Service Cart M394G from 1951-1952. It was useful for serving cocktails or deserts, but because of it’s uniqueness it also made an excellent breakfast table for an eat-in kitchen when the sides were raised and placed stationary.
Heywood-Wakefield did not specifically make furniture for particular rooms , but made accessory items that rounded out the Modern Line and could be used in the office or work area. One of the successful pieces was the M 783W Student Desk that was a useful design that accommodated the usage of a bookcase on one side. It was finished all the way around so that it could be up against a wall or in the middle of the room. The set that is available at Timeless has the original finish and has the M 1561 A Side Chair. Barbara put new upholstery fabric on the chair seat as the original was stained but the wood is still in the original finish.
For those customers who are decorating their newly purchased ranch style home that was built in the mid century modern period and is looking for original lamps that were used in the decor of that time, come to Timeless Antiques in Aurora. One of our specialties is lighting fixtures. Whether it is a table lamp, a floor lamp, or swag we carry an enormous selection to choose from. We are always out looking for floor lamps, table lamps, swag and wall lamps that are unique and original to the time period. Condition is just one of the priorities that we use in helping us make our selection for the items that we feature here. We also want original fiberglass shades and ceramic bases that were definitely found in homes of that era. Customers are amazed at the selection of choices that are available for them to purchase. We have ten pairs of matching lamps with matching fiberglass shades. Plus, another thirty single lamps of a variety of styles. Plus, we have really been on the hunt for some really cool deco floor lamps, and have found matching floor lamp with table lamps. We have some figural lamps, vanity lamps, and desk style lamps. We have lamps that have the turn on/off switch connected on the lamp post. By turning the switch on the lamp post the lamp lights up. They have the original fiberglass double shade with metal floral flowers attached to them.. Another of the floor lamp is oriental in style with a fiberglass brim shade with oriental style design that tilts and the fiberglass base that the electric socket is attached in and lights up like a torch lamp. Lastly, we have a two other very unique ceramic base floor lamps one in black and gold and the other white and gold with brass fixtures with the original two tier fiberglass shade. Many of the single lamps are in popular colors of that time frame such as; pink, turquoise, black, green, gold-yellow, teal. These lamps would look lovely in any room of your house. Most are pottery bases with very art deco or atomic looks. We even have a Blenko glass lamp bases with the fiberglass shades.
Many of our table pairs have matching cloth or fiberglass shades that are one tier, two tier or three even. All original in excellent condition and working. With all the choices that our buyers will have, they are going to have a great time choosing and decorating that special area in their mid century home with just the look that they have been hunting for.
Timeless Antiques will be participating in the 2017 Portland Fall Home & Garden Show at the Portland Expo Center on February 23 — 26 in their new vintage market venue. Barbara was invited in August 2016 to prepare a booth for this brand new venue in their October show. She was very excited to have her Mid Century Modern Merchandise included in this wonderful new exhibit area.
We were invited back once again for their 2017 Spring Show which will begin on Thursday, Febuary 23 and go thru the weekend. My booth number is 2006. Show hours are Thursday thru Saturday February 23-25 from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday, February 26 from 11 am to 6 pm at the Portland Expo Center. *****Pictures that are being shown are of merchandise in my booth at the October Show. New pictures from this show will be posted before the opening on Thursday.
Timeless will be dividing the booth up with vignettes featuring many pieces of re upholstered mid century chairs, and refinished Heywood Wakefield furniture, plus, beautiful original 50’s lamps with the original fiberglass shades and vintage barware, dinnerware, glassware, and pottery that would have been found in the homes of that time period.
HOLIDAY DISPLAYS ARE READY AT TIMELESS!
, Open daily 11-5. The best in authentic Mid Century Modern decor — glass and bar ware, lamps with original shades, furniture and mid century Christmas decorations. Located 1 block off Hwy 99E in the heart of our downtown in a 1950’s historic post office building. 14988 2nd Street, Aurora. (503)678-6987
Aurora’s Wine & Chocolate Walk
December 3. & 4 Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk, 11-5. Join us for our most popular holiday event, and for a good cause. On Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday December 4th, our Aurora 6th Annual Wine and Chocolate Walk will be happening. Your passport will take you all around our little village to enjoy 8-10 local wine and artisan chocolate stations as you browse Aurora’s famous vintage and specialty shops, candy factory, historic buildings, galleries and even a cozy log cabin! Choose between the following dates——-Saturday, December 3rd or Sunday, December 4th. Guests sip different local wines—out of a souvenir glass—paired with artisan chocolates at each stop. You’ll also receive value four Aurora Bucks gift certificates, each good for $3 worth to spend on $10 merchandise, plus a souvenir shopping bag. Some proceeds from the tour go to benefit local charities, including Habitat for Humanity and the Aurora Historical Society. to nine locations. Tickets: just $49/couple $30 single also includes souvenir wine glasses and Aurora Bucks coupons to spend in town.
Come join us for our 2nd Table Top Hop October 1-31 during our Aurora Celebrates the Harvests. Pick up a map at the participating shops and go home with wonderful ideas and tips on decorating with vintage items for your holiday tables. Available in our shops is information and brochures about autumn and Halloween events and local farms produce in our ‘Berries and Beyond’ Baskets.
October 14-23 44th Annual Quilt Show in Aurora at the Old Colony Museum. The five building complex is filled with fabulous quilts!
Timeless Antiques will be featuring vintage cocktail party accessory wares with such designer names as George Bri’ard, Fred Press, Culver, Dorothy Thorpe and others. Tables will be set for horderves and appetizer serving dish with unique barware accessories from the 50’s and 60’s that complement them throughout the store. We will be sharing our appetizer recipes for artichoke dip, hazelnut sun dried tomato spread and Beer-Cheese fondue on the weekends. Come get some great ideas for putting on that 50’s-60’s Holiday party.