Edmond J. Spence Walnut Fleur-de-Lis Credenza and Hutch, circa 1960Automaton Vintage Furnishings
American designer Edmond J. Spence created a series of Swedish-inspired furniture as part of his works which were manufactured in the Scandinavian country and then imported by Walpole Furniture of Massachusetts. This piece is an example of that collection and at the back of the hutch there is a red manufacturer's stamp stating 'Made in Sweden'. Spence acquired a wide range of impressive clients, plus, millions of Americans witnessed his work incorporated on the set of I Love Lucy for many years.
Fabricated from solid walnut which displays a beautiful grain, the piece is accented by cutaway fleur-de-lis details and recessed circular drawer pulls. The sideboard is raised on a floating base with four doors that conceal three light birchwood pull outs either side. Above these doors are four slim drawers with the recessed pulls. The drawer second from the right contains four storage sections for silverware with a contrast teal felt lining. These partitions are also removable. The hutch has a middle shelving unit which is flanked by two doors that open to reveal additional shelving on both sides. All the doors have concealed hardware mechanisms that allow them to securely snap shut in to place and maintain the flush, sleek appearance of the piece. The hutch sits on top the credenza and has rubber pads underneath for easy maneuver allowing it to stand secure and stopping it from slipping.
This stunning Edmund Spence credenza and hutch combination can be used together or as two individual pieces within the home in a dining room, living room, den, games room, office or bedroom. It would also be apt in a hospitality or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium.
Credenza 31.5" H x 75" W x 20" D
Hutch 43" H x 51" W x 14" D